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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Barefoot Contessa's Chocolate Cupcakes and Yellow Birthday Sheet Cake

Shannon is back with two more recipes from the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten (I think she idolizes her, but that's another story). According to Shannon, and I have tasted the results, both are excellent recipes. The cupcakes always come out extremely moist and the recipe makes 24, so beware!

The Barefoot Contessa's Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

Shannon uses her own traditional butter cream for the icing, as seen in the photos:
covers 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white shortening
4 cups confectioners sugar
A few drops of vanilla
And a little milk to help smooth it out.

She also likes the Contessa's yellow birthday sheet cake. However, since she made it in a 9 1/2 X 11 pan, she baked it for slightly longer than indicated. She also used her butter cream frosting because she was customizing the cake for an event - looks great...
~ Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. My recipe is very similar - including the "counting" method of measuring. However, I use frozen limeade. I also prefer shaken not frozen so put the limeade mix in shaker, add some cold water then the tequila and ice. Shake vigorously and enjoy!