Friday, September 16, 2011

Fuzzy Navel Cupcakes with Sweet Cream Icing

By Sarah

One of my guilty pleasures is Cupcake Wars. A perfect Saturday would be laying on the couch and watching the different challenges all day.  It always amazes me the different flavors and decorations these bakers come up with. Some are so off the wall.  One cupcake that was on a recent episode, that I want to try soon, is a Sweet Tea cupcake. So out of the box, but sounds so delicious! 

As time goes on, you will notice that I make a lot of cupcakes.  I like to try out different cake flavors and different icing combinations and it's much more fun than just making a cake.  
So for this weeks assignment and by being inspired by Cupcake Wars, I decided to make Fuzzy Navel cupcakes. If you like the drink and crave the flavor of peach, you will love these! These cupcakes even have Peach Schnapps baked in! I definitely felt very Cupcake Warish after baking these! 

Fuzzy Navel Cupcakes
1 Package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix
1 Package Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix (5.1 oz)
3/4 Cup Peach Schnapps
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
4 Large Eggs
1/2 t Pure Orange Extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix cake mix, pudding mix, peach schnapps, oil, orange juice, eggs, and orange extract together in large mixing boil until well blended.  
2.  Pour into cupcake holder and bake for approximately 19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
3. Let cupcakes cool while you make icing.  

Sweet Cream Icing
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 t Peach Schnapps

1. Place large mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for about 5-10 minutes before making icing.
2. Once bowl is chilled, pour cream into bowl and mix on high for about 1 1/2 minutes or until the cream has thickened.  Once thick, stop the mixer and pour in the sugar and schnapps.  Beat the cream and sugar for about 2 minutes on high or until stiff peaks form.  
3. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

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