Originally posted 2/22/2016
About a year ago or so, I decided to write a cookbook for kids. I was able to scrape together an outline, but found myself so overwhelmed with ideas that the book was a bit scattered. I decided to take a break for a while, put the book aside and come back with fresh eyes. During my intermission from writing, I want to bake and bake and bake some more to get ideas for the book. (This led to starting a blog). Get the creative juices flowing!
One idea that I just had- is to bake a few ice cream inspired cupcakes. As I researched around, I realized that I am not the first person to think of this. I know…shocking.
The flavors I first contemplated were mint chocolate chip, rocky road, neapolitan, chocolate and peanut butter…. a standard theme of chocolate. I tried to think of a recipe that was not chocolate… sherbet, vanilla, strawberry, (all too boring) and then settled on orange creamsicle. I found a great recipe on A Simple Pantry and got ta bakin’!
Bob’s birthday was February 9th, but his stepsister and dad were not able to celebrate his birthday until this weekend. We were invited to his stepsister’s house tonight and I thought this would be a great time to test out this recipe … annnnnd use his family as willing (hopefully) guinea pigs!
These cupcakes were a huge success! Everyone loved them! I am still playing with the flavor a bit, but overall I would definitely recommend these cupcakes. I have made a few adjustments based on my taste and flavor preferences, but thank you, A Simple Pantry!
For the cupcakes
For the cupcakes
Let me know your thoughts about this recipe and let me know any ice cream flavors that you think would make great cupcakes!!