Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cupcake Saturday!

It's our favorite day of the week again! The concept behind today's cupcake is absolutely amazing! Now, I can't take full credit for this, actually, I probably can't take any credit for this. A few days ago, I was looking at cupcake recipes to work on, and something caught my eye, but I didn't think anything of it. Fast forward to last night, as we're trying to come up with a recipe for today. We were thinking of a mint julep, in honor of the Kentucky Derby next Saturday. We were looking for a non-alcoholic version, seeing as there's not much the two of us are going to do with a bottle of bourbon afterwards. After looking and looking, we were able to find two recipes, both with quite a bit of bourbon in them. There was one with an apple cider substitution, but it just didn't meet what we were looking for. Long story short, Robyn came up with this remarkable idea: What about mint ice cream instead?? What a thought! And that is what I had seen a few days ago but didn't think anything of it. When you read "melted ice cream cake", you think of an ice cream cake that looks like this:

(Well, what that ended up looking like.)

Luckily, they didn't end up looking like that at all! You put melted ice cream into your cake mix and mix it all up. It was really thick batter, but they came out nice and dense. It would make a great layer cake. Can you imagine the possibilities?? I can't wait to try more out!! Here they are:
They came out with a lot more of the green color of the ice cream, but not so much in the picture. And apparently someone ate all the chocolate chips from this one... So they were definitely not the mint julep cupcakes we set out to make, but that just means we have another one to try another week.

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