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:
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.