Rum Chata Cupcakes

Oh boy. So I myself being obsessed with Rum Chata and all my friends- I was immediately drawn to this recipe. Again, this was during my vacation in between contracts and my circle of friends was having a reunion brunch on easter weekend. I thought this would be the perfect dessert.

 

I already had Rum Chata in my cabinet so I wasn’t worried about how much Rum Chata it would use.

 

First of all- this was one of the most complicated Cupcake recipe I’ve ever made. There were just so many steps, and I found it unnecessary at some points. With all the mixing the batter was really thick, and took a long time to blend the ingredients. I think this resulted in my OVER mixing. Which in turn made REALLY small cupcakes. But they were so DENSE. They felt like bricks when you picked them up. The frosting was delicious and did make a lot and I left some to freeze, but also piled on the frosting on the tiny cupcakes.

 

So overall they weren’t your fluffy cupcakes you’d buy in the bakery, they were thick, dense, rich heavy, but over all tasty. Would I make them again? Probs not.

 

RumChata Cupcakes (Yield: ~24 cupcakes, batter is thick, I think I ended up with 23)
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup RumChata
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 egg whites
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Combine sugar & butter and beat until fluffy
  • Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, & cinnamon, set aside
  • Mix the RumChata & vanilla together, set aside
  • Alternating, add in the flour mixture and RumChata mixture in to the butter and sugar. Start and end with the flour mixture.
  • In a clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form (this will be easiest in an electric mixer)
  • Fold egg whites in to the batter – do not do this in an electric mixer, use a spatula
  • Fill cupcake liners
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cake “bounces back” when touched.
RumChata Cream Cheese Frosting
NOTE: This makes A LOT of frosting. I tend to use quite a bit on my cupcakes. I ended up with a cup extra. So, if you don’t use a lot, cut the recipe in half. (I also normally freeze my leftover frosting for use later. I label and date it, I’ve used some that’s been frozen for just about 5 months and it tasted fine)
Ingredients:
  • 12 ounces of cream cheese (1 1/2 packages, at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick, at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 5 tbsp of RumChata
  • 1 package of confectioners’ sugar (2 lb. bag)

 

Thanks for the creative recipe!

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“Fun in Da Middles”?

Okay, so when I first saw these at the grocery store, I was like EWW, wtf is this world coming too? Then one day I felt the need to try them, to see what they were. For those not familar, here is the box, and I am not even entirely sure if they sell them anymore because I haven’t seen them around in a while.

I bought the chocolate kind, and they were quite easy to make. But the story is WHY I was making these delish little things.

So I have two presh little chicken nuggets I call them, Audrey and Amy, and they are my baby cousins, Their mom, Pam was pregnant with a little boy. He due right around Amy’s birthday. The day before Amy’s birthday Pams Dr. said that she would be having the baby most likely the next day, so Amy was staying at their grandmothers house, who is my aunt and next door neighbor. I was a little bit nervous for Amy that her third birthday would be over shadowed by the birth of her brother, and since the only thing she was asking for was balloon cake ( not even toys) I decided to make her some balloon cupcakes and some cute t shirts.

Turns out Mommy didnt have the baby for ANOTHER FIVE DAYS, and got to celebrate her birthday with her. So we had cupcakes at 9 am and it was just a grand old time. And the Fun in “da” middle, tasted a lot like a hostess cake, and actually was pretty tasty.

 

Stubborn baby Adam

 

Three years old,

Amys shirt read: Three Years old on the back it said and a big sister!

Audreys said on front : Big sister and on the back it said: …again