Saturday, June 28, 2008

Trail Mix Cupcakes

This month's Cupcake Hero theme is Melon.  I was all set to make a cupcake inspired by my favorite melon treat: Yogurt and Cantaloupe Gelato.  I had the yogurt cupcakes made and was attempting the yogurt-cantaloupe frosting.  First attempt, horrible failure.  I go to puree more cantaloupe and now the blender is broken.  No more cantaloupe in these cupcakes, no cupcake hero entry this month.  I make a straight up yogurt frosting, swearing under my breath,  and a spark of pure genius hits- i have nuts, raisins and seeds sitting around for muesli- and the trail mix cupcake is born.  The saltyness of the seeds and nuts beautifully complements the sweetness of the frosting.  Only downside: you think they are healthy and not actually cupcakes.  You could fool yourself into eating one of these puppies for breakfast.  (I'm not saying I did that.  I'm just saying you might do that.)

For the cupcake part, I used the yogurt cake recipe from Joy of Cooking and made cupcakes with it.  My recipe for yogurt frosting follows:

Yogurt Frosting
1 stick of butter
1/2 lb powdered sugar
1/2 c greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla.  
whip together.  frosting will be runny- keep in the fridge.

sprinkle with sunflowser seeds, raisins, sliced almonds, whatever floats your boat.


culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yours looks great.

I love the sound (and look) of those cupcakes, very mouthwatering.

MsC said...

Glad you were able to salvage your entry! Looks great!

Mara said...

awwww even if they aren't CH ... they still look fab. and i totally agree, breakfast fare. YUM!