8.06.2010

beat the heat cupcakes

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Summer in the Portland area has been a bit lame. While most of the country swelters we are expecting a high of seventy two degrees for tomorrow. We have been experiencing cloudy cool mornings and warmer but humid afternoons. It's the coolest summer I can remember having in I don't know how long. I'm blaming it all on El Nina. Or is it El Nino??

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Anyway, I was feeling for those of you living in the mid west and on the east coast. I know you would probably rather cut off you left foot than turn on your ovens so I thought I'd do a little re-posting.

These are two of my favorite cupcake recipes from last summer when we actually had some heat to deal with. My family thought these were fun and delicious and perfect for beating the summer heat!

The first one is a grilled cupcake in an orange rind.

The second one is a brownie cupcake topped with Nutella, ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate shavings. I did bake the brownies in the oven but really they can be "baked" on the grill as well.

Check both of these out if you have time. I know you'll love 'em!

Chocolate Orange Grilled Cupcakes
Ice Cream and Brownie Cupcakes

Stay Cool!




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31 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Both cupcakes sound great! I really want to make the Chocolate Orange Grilled Cupcakes! How unique!

Sarah@AlpinePoppy said...

I am all about cooking on the grill, thanks for posting these recipes in will be making them soon, and orange and chocolate are such a great combination! One of my favorite things to grill is pizza. Aside from the obvious toppings harvested from the garden, I LOVE bar b q chicken pizza grilled. If you haven't tried it you must!

Angie's Recipes said...

Both cupcakes are really awesome! The chocolate orange grilled cupcakes are stunning!

bellini valli said...

Both of these recipes would fit the bill and allow us to enjoy our sweets in the summer heat.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh gosh that second one looks so soft and delish, I'm not joking I really am going to find something in the kitchen to eat now!!!
xoxo

Joanne said...

A grilled cupcake! How cool!

Emily said...

Mmmm, I am leaning in the direction of the ice cream and brownie cupcake. Looks and sounds delicious! They both look good though! ;)

Stella said...

Hey Kim, I will check them out-they sound so good. I love using citrus zest in baking! Plus, I haven't made cupcakes for a while...
Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Kim.

Mimi said...

That actually sounds like my perfect summer. I hate the crazy heat!

Mother Rimmy said...

Boy can I relate. The weather here in Seattle has been depressing to say the least. Still, I know others are sweltering in the heat, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

Love the grilled cupcakes. How creative!

Julie said...

I love the cupcake in the orange rind...so cute :)

DellaRae said...

Both cupcakes look wonderful. I wonder if you could make the oorange cupcakes in the oven...do you know?

teresa said...

these are just what the doctor ordered, i've been pretty much staying in where it's cool! hope the weather gets better in oregon!

Abby said...

Grilled cupcakes sound very cool!

Faith said...

I remember seeing that cupcake in orange rind last year and being amazed! Thanks for reminding me about it, I'm putting the ingredients on my shopping list now! :)

Pam said...

Both of the cupcakes look and sound delicious! Either one for a hot summer day would work!

koralee said...

Oh these cupcakes look amazing...I too think our summer has been cooler...but the sun still shines so thats ok...just cooler temps.

Hugs for a great new week. oxoxo

Maddy said...

You sure know how to get a girl's appetite going first thing in the morning ;o)I would much rather trade places with your mild than bear some of our sweltering humidity!

Debbie said...

Those cupcakes are making me drool! And yes, we have been sweltering down south.

jacqueline said...

This cupcake is soo yummie and refreshing!! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Kristin said...

Brownie+cupcake+nutell=OMG!

Gloria said...

This look absolutely beauty! Kim, love it! gloria

TKW said...

How cool are those cupcakes in oranges? I can't wait to try these--the girls will flip!

Juliana said...

Kim, both cupcakes look awesome...the orange ones are so creative and the brownie with ice cream is just perfect for Summer :-)

Indie.Tea said...

Both cupcakes are lovely, but that first one is a cool cupcake idea! I've seen sorbet served in orange shells...but never a cupcake. Yum.

scrambledhenfruit said...

How cool is that orange grilled cupcake! That's one I've got to try. Orange and chocolate are a favorite combination here. And I'm jealous of your cooler temps! It's hot and humid here in VA!

Style, She Wrote said...

Wow! Those cupcakes look great. I definitely think I could beat the heat with them. :) xo style, she wrote

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

I love the idea of baking cupcakes on the grill. How fun!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I was JUST telling someone at work today about these and how you make cupcakes on the BBQ :) hehe and here they are. You are just so clever. I love that about you Miss Kim :) xo

Natalie said...

oh my gosh, the ice cream and brownie ones sound delicious!

and I would GLADLY give you some of the heat we're having in STL :)

Cooking for Diabetes said...

The brownie cupcake topped with Nutella sounds really good. I think I will try this out on the grill.

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