11.10.2009

buttermilk apple spice mini cakes with warm caramel sauce

Technically this is an upside down cupcake so I guess a can count it as part of my own personal "make everything in cupcake form" challenge.

I have a confession to make. It's in my nature to be a bit of a forgetful klutz. My forgetful klutzy-ness was running at full speed during this near baking train wreck. There was flour spilling, molasses sloshing, apple dropping (right into the gloppy gooey batter). The worst flub up was when I finished mixing the batter and was ready to fill the muffins cups when I realized I had completely forgotten to add the sugar! Oh. My. Word!

DSC05703

I carefully stirred in the sugar and hoped for the best.

DSC05706

Buttermilk Apple Spice Mini Cakes
by theUngourmet

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp fresh minced ginger
3 large eggs
2 tbsp molasses
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
3 large apples peeled and grated

Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the ginger, sugar, eggs, molasses, vanilla, oil, and buttermilk. Mix on low speed just until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in grated apples.

Fill lightly oiled muffin cups 1/2 full and bake in a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Makes about 24 cakes.

Print recipe

DSC05707

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of warm caramel sauce, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

My kids ate this in about 3 seconds and let me know that it was "Blog Worthy". I hope you will enjoy it as well!

The next time I make this I might add a bit more oil and reduce the buttermilk a touch. We'll see.

Happy Wednesday everyone! :D

55 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Mmmm you had me at caramel sauce....yummy!
xxx

Cairo Typ0 said...

Did you make the caramel sauce? Not only does the mini cake look yummy but your plating is great too!

Jenn said...

Don't worry I can be a klutz, too. There have been several times when I nearly forgot the add the salt and/or baking soda to a loaf of bread.

Your mini cakes look like they turned out fine. ;-D

HoneyB said...

LOL, Oh, I can't help but smile right now....cause I have been such a klutz myself...but isn't it great when your klutziness still brings about yumminess? ;o)

singedwingangel said...

Oh taht looks wonderful. I would forget something without fail I like you get in a rush and miss some ingredients that I am rushing to put in at the last minute

Palidor said...

By looking at the finished product, no one would be able to guess that there was near disaster in the kitchen! That first picture is drool-inducing. You did an amazing job!

Pam said...

Oh, I'd say that is definitely blog worthy!

Donna-FFW said...

Hahaha.. I always ask my hgubby and kids the same thing.. Is it blogworthy!!! And no..my children dont read my blog, I keep separate books for each of them with all my recipes;)

This looks wonderful! You cupcake queen, you!

ck said...

It's not fair to show such amazingly delicious baked goods so early in the morning. My mouth is actually watering...

Ginger said...

Oh MY GOSH!! I now need to get something to eat because I am starving!! Warm caramel sauce is on the top of my list as YUMMY. What more can I say other than "When should I be over?"

Tater Tot Mom said...

These kinds of deserts are exactly the reason I love fall and winter!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The caramel sacue really makes this tempting.

Kaitlin said...

holy moly these look delicious!

Noelle said...

mmmmmm...lucky me...i have all these ingredients. must. make. now.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

So cute! I just want to pat them on the head.. and then gobble them up! Love the caramel sauce.

girlichef said...

Oh, they are awesome!! I would gobble 'em up in 2 second flat :D And yeah, I'm a klutz, too...lol.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Mmm...those look like a wonderful comfort treat!

Olive said...

that happened to me too, I'm a bit of a klutz and a scatter-brain too ( I suspect it was the epidural) but I'm glad yours still turned out great Kim :); I'm not surprise your kids gobbled it up, it looks really inviting :)...

TKW said...

You had me at caramel sauce...

And I'm always forgetting ingredients..hence, why I am a rotten baker!

Ms Bibi said...

They look and sound so delicious.

I would say 3 second is blog-worthy for sure.

Nana said...

OH MY!!!!!!!

NYCGAL said...

Looks absolutely delicious!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, wow, those look so heavenly! Especially with caramel sauce!

I can also be pretty klutzy in a kitchen. Last night I opened a bag of frozen corn a little too quickly and it all flew out all over the kitchen floor :)

Pam said...

You had me at warm caramel sauce. YUM!

Joyce said...

I agree with your kids this certainly is blog worthy:)
Joyce

teresa said...

i'm the same way! you should see me around christmas time, it looks like a complete explosion of flour and sugar, and i'm usually covered!

these. look. incredible! my stomach is growling for one!

Danielle said...

ROFL...sounds like you had my kind of day in the kitchen....the results are fabulous tho :)

Mary said...

These look and sound delicious. The apple-caramel combo is hard to beat whether served mini or maxi. I'm not surprised your children love them.

Kristin said...

What a perfect and different addition those would be to Thanksgiving dinner!

Erica said...

Wow! Those look wonderful! I am a huge fan of caramel sauce :)

KennyT said...

Kim is the Queen of Cup Cake Delights!

Claudia said...

Klutzes can bake. Klutzes can cook. They just cannot always walk down the street properly if there are lots of curbs. These cupcakes are amazing - and the added touches of caramel ....delectable!

Helene said...

With that caramel sauce you can't go wrong. They are so cute those mini cakes.

BarbaraJean said...

Wow and wow again! Those sound so delicious! Your story reminded me of a time when Brenda (you know...) contributed her usual yummy pumpkin pies to our Thanksgiving dinner and forgot the sugar and forgot she forgot the sugar until we were each beginning to consume a substantial piece, topped with whipped cream and in harmony, donned a quizzical expression only to bring on her confession of guilt. It all ended in a jubalent burst of laughter and promises of better pie to come.

Katy ~ said...

This is totally beautiful and delicious sounding. Oh my gosh. All the good things are here, apples, buttermilk, caramel, spices. I could sob with despair that I do not have this in front of me right now!

Stephanie Faris said...

No sugar? GASP. That looks delicious!

lisaiscooking said...

The apples and spices in the cake sounds great, and the caramel sauce is perfect!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What super scrumptious-looking little cakes! Love them with the caramel sauce and ice cream!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Kids are a good way to judge what is "blog worthy" haha!
It looks delightful and I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets key ingredients while baking.

Krista said...

These look gorgeous and delicious! You'd never know that you nearly forgot the sugar. BTW, that happened to me recently too...when I was making my Halloween pumpkin spiced donuts. I had to add in the sugar at the end and try not to overstir, yet incorporate the sugar. Arrrgh!

Jhonny walker said...

This looks anything but a fiasco...awesome and I am drooling :)

the mess sounds like me...:) :) Glad I am not the only one who is covered in flour and molass and sugar :)

I only hope that I get something out of it..as pretty as the one you posted

Joanne said...

I think everyone has a little klutz in them. Forgetting to add sugar is definitely something that I would do. But you know what - it looks like it turned out amazingly well anyway! That warm caramel sauce looks superb. I may make that and just eat it with a spoon.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo how delicious! Especially with that caramel sauce all over everything yum.

Velva said...

It does not matter what sloshed and drooped in the kitchen, this looks absolutely delicious. Yum! Just beautiful.

noble pig said...

Those are adorable, I mean really and they sound pretty amazing.

pigpigscorner said...

Oh my...gorgeous!!

figtree said...

I love your photos! This looks so yummy!

Sophie said...

Waw!! I want to taste them trhough my MAC!! I can even smell them!!

What a georgous looking dessert!
+ Caramel sauce,...Who can resist???

Faith said...

These look really fantastic! I wanted to let you know that I made your pumpkin bars a couple days ago and WOW are they incredible (everyone loved them)! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mimi said...

What yummy little cakes, blog worthy indeed.
Mimi

Julie said...

Looks like they came out super in spite of all the near catastrophies. They look sooo yummy.

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

there is nothing wrong with caramel sauce....especially when it on somethign appley!

Julia said...

I am just a little hungry today so I guess I could stretch myself to eat these mini cakes. You know I do it only for you though...

Psst! Hurry the heck up and send me a batch over night, Okay?????

petite nyonya said...

Despite all the little mishaps, this cake looks super awesome!

kanishk said...

mini cake look yummy but your plating is great too! Work from home India

Related Posts with Thumbnails