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Monday, March 10, 2008

Cupcake Or Muffin?

I'm not sure. There are elements of both. I adapted a quickbread recipe, but then I added a glaze. For now, I'm calling it a muffincake.

It reminds me of this quote below that just breaks my heart. Talk about bittersweet! Read this post to find out more.

"The cupcake shop was really selling muffins but I didn't have the heart to tell them."

This post and my Strawberry Muffincakes are my submission to the Strawberry Seduction event over at Mike's Table,

Strawberries are a delicious and beautiful fruit. I eat them year round. You know what that means. I live in Massachusetts. It's March... They aren't local!

I hope you can forgive me, but to keep scurvy at bay, us Bay Stater's have to have our fruit shipped in during these cold winter months. So recently, I bought some strawberries from someplace far away and enjoyed them very much.

Strawberry Muffincakes
(makes a dozen medium muffincakes)

1 cup pureed strawberries
1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup soy flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

In a medium bowl, combine butter, yogurt, sugar, and strawberries. Mix well. Add eggs, vanilla, salt, powder, and soda. Stir well. Add flours until combined.

I used liner cups in a medium-sized muffin pan. Add batter and bake at 325 degrees for about 50 minutes. Let cool and then use a spoon to top the muffincake with vanilla glaze. The glaze was left over from another recipe. I didn't use a recipe for the glaze when I made it, but this recipe is a good start. Enjoy!

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And on a totally unrelated note, but still interesting, please read here about my participation in Postcard Swap 2008 - The Love Edition.

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  1. Hahaha!! Clever one! I like the cake Muffin or is it Muffin cake!! Eternal question!Looks great though!:D

  2. Those muffins look delicious! I've been on a muffin kick lately, but finally ran out, so you can imagine my dismay this morning when I had no breakfast that wasn't a granola bar. I also really like the quote--Google can definitely pull in some bizarre searches...I've certainly had a few, lol (the funniest will be porn related--now THAT will be a disappointed web surfer)!

    Thanks for participating!

  3. Looks yummy, whatever you call it!

  4. I bet they taste heavenly...they always look so good...i need you to cater an event for me, for real.

  5. I just had my lunch, but still...I need that yummy stuff, anali.

  6. I love strawberries. When I drove a truck delivering fruit & produce, many years back, I'd eat them all day, just taking some from the truck at every stop. Tasty, healthy, refreshing, full of good stuff.

  7. I just can't wait to take a stab at these...they look ABSOLUTELY delightful!!!!!

  8. They do look good. And I usually don't like muffins.

  9. I sure could use one of those this morning, they look scrumptious! And I love your addition of a glaze, I bet the combo tastes amazing.

    Ari (Baking and Books)

  10. asha - It truly is one of life's eternal questions! :D

    mike - I guess you've decided it's a muffin! I'm glad you like the quote and I'm looking forward to the roundup. Oh and I hope you still had a good breakfast yesterday. : )

    ann - Thanks! I'm enjoying them! ;)

  11. mizrepresent - Thank you! You have to have an event in Boston! ; )

    jac - And these are pretty small, so you probably have room! ; )

    suldog - LOL! Of course you've driven a produce truck, because you have literally had every job in the world! Wow! : )

  12. tera - They are yummy and with protein, because of the soy, and vitamin C too! They're practially a health food! Yeah... : )

    dmarks - Well, I'll make you a muffin convert yet! ; )

  13. ari - They are good with the glaze. Thanks for the initial inspiration! ; )

    b_more bap life - Welcome and thanks! And you have the cutest avatar. :D

  14. Will have to try these despite not being much of a baker. They sound delicious.

  15. ambika - Welcome! I hope you like them! ; )


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