Okay, okay I know I said I wouldn't be back until May 24th... but I just had to bake something for my coworker who is leaving this Saturday.
I know she likes chocolate chip cookies, so I think she would like these cupcakes. This is suppose to be a cake, but when I bring something to work I like to make it into easy and manageable portions...so cupcakes it was!
I did have some batter left, so I made a small
cake ( hubby will be happy again!)
This cake is from the Baked Exlorations cookbook. I missed this one too for some crazy reason or the other. They describe it as a coffee cake that tastes like a chocolate chip cookie. I can't say if it does because I have not tasted this one. (Still juicing...4 more weeks to go!) It looks like a snack cake to me, very much like a carrot cake texture and crumb.
It looks damn good!
The oatmeal that goes in the cake not put in dry, you hydrate it with boiling water and melted butter....oh my! I love butter in my oatmeal. That right there made me more hungry than anything else! Anyway, the oatmeal is added to an egg mixture with the sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then the flour is added in. You put vanilla over the chocolate chips and give it a mix, then sprinkle on a little flour and get them all nice and coated. ( I learned this trick from the Barefoot Contessa with the Outrageous Brownies...it is so the chips don't sink to the bottom!) The coated chips are added to the batter.
These are really easy to make. I baked my cupcakes for 20 minutes and left the cake in for another 10. The frosting is just your typical cream cheese frosting. They say you can opt to not frost the cake if you want, but I can't pass up cream cheese frosting...that's just not how I roll. I made some chocolate chip cookies for decoration.
I think they look pretty good!
Recipe is here
The group is making a buttery pound cake with a salted caramel glaze....Oh my! The sounds so sinfully good.
Oh gosh...I better go drink my juice! LOL!
Until next time,
Be sweet and Enjoy!