Thursday, April 14, 2011

Buffalo Sabres Cupcakes

Well, it's that time of year again, playoff hockey. Last year on game 1 of the playoffs I made cookies. I didn't have that much time this year so I made some cupcakes instead. Let's hope the Sabres make it past round 1 this year.

These cupcakes are peanut butter chip, yellow cake cupcakes with a banana butter cream frosting. The m&m's are blue and gold for the Buffalo Sabres. The only problem that I came across was that the chips sank to the bottom. I dipped them in flour and everything. The batter must be too thin to keep the chip suspended.
Maybe next time I will try a peanut butter filling instead.
I took the cupcakes to work in honor of the Buffalo Sabres game 1 round 1 playoffs. The cupcakes were a big hit.

Yellow Cupcakes
3/4 cup butter
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter & milk chocolate swirl chips

  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line twenty-four muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat about 2 minutes more or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat n vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and mild to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each one-half to two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.
  4. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. banana extract
2 tbsp. heavy cream

Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the confectioners' sugar until incorporated. Add the extracts and beat on medium speed until well blended. Add in the heavy cream and beat on medium-high speed for about 4 minutes, until light and fluffy.

frosting adapted from Annie's Eats

I will come up withs something else when the Buffalo Sabres make it to round 2.

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