Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Baking Joy

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

    Whenever I see anything Mountain Dew I always think of my Father in Law because that is his favorite drink. So when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to make them for him.

Mountain Dew Cupcakes
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3/4 cup Mountain Dew
1/4 cup of lemon and lime juice (juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime)
zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separate into 2 piles, one for buttercream)
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Beat butter on medium for 30 seconds.
2. Add sugar and lemon, lime zest. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time, Scrape sides of bowl in between additions
4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to mixer bowl. Turn on low for 5 seconds.
5. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon/lime juice, and lemon extract . Mix to combine.
5. Scoop into cupcake papers about two-thirds full.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
Mountain Dew Buttercream
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
4-5 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Mountain Dew
Juices from half of 1 lemon and half of 1 lime.
Lemon and lime zest (rest of zest from cupcake recipe. Or zest from half of 1 lemon and 1 whole lime)
1 teaspoon lemon extract
neon green food coloring (yellow and blue if you dont have green)
1. Sift powdered sugar into a bowl or onto parchment
2. Beat butter at medium-high speed until creamy
3. Add half of the sugar, turn mixer on low for 5 seconds.
4. Add the Mountain Dew, zest, and lemon extract . Beat until combined.
5. Add food coloring to the desired color.
6. Gradually add remaining sugar until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.
(Recipe Via All Things Cupcake)

Baking would just not be as fun without using Pyrex

I just love pulling out baked items from the oven. Its so exciting to see a mushy substance turn into something warm and inviting to eat. 

Well these cupcakes made a big mess of my kitchen, but it was so much fun

I love the color of the frosting

Zip locks make icing cup cakes so easy

I am so thankful for my cupcake carrier that my sweet sister gave to me. It made bringing these up to Riverside so much easier. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve!

The Joyful Thrifter

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1 comment:

  1. Oh yum. These look so good. Will give them a try for sure. x


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