Saturday, January 31, 2009

Burnt Sugar Cupcake

Burnt Sugar Cupcake
Originally uploaded by kel h
Burnt Sugar Cupcake:
1/2 c shortening
1 1/3 C sugar
1tsp vanilla
2 egg yolks
2 1/2 c flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c milk
Burnt Sugar syrup (w/2-3 tbsp reserved for frosting)
2 stiff beaten egg whites

Cream Shortening with sugar and vanilla
add yolks
sift dry ingredients together and add gradually, alternating with milk until blended.
Add syrup
fold in egg whites

Burnt sugar syrup
1/4 c sugar melted in a pan until dark brown like molasses (don't stir until it's already melted). Once it gets dark brown add 1/4c boiling water

Bake at 350 for 15-20 min at least (test with toothpick until it comes out clean)


2 sticks butter softened
3 tbsp burned sugar syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar to proper consistency

cream butter and some sugar, then add syrup, salt and vanilla
continue to add powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want

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