How can you really tell from a blog post if a cupcake is delicious? The reaction on a person's face as they eat it! Yep, that's me. In all my pajamaed glory. And, I am going to town on one delicious ass cupcake! ;-)
Traditionally, the Snickerdoodle is a type of sugar cookie that is rolled in cinnamon sugar. It usually has a cracked crisp surface and is tender in the middle. But, because this is a cupcake blog, Snickerdoodle is a cupcake!My second experiment from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes proved to be a second success! The cinnamon cake was rich in flavor and matched the characteristics of a Snickerdoodle cookie perfectly. My favorite part of the eating experience was the top of the cupcake. It had the cracked crisp texture just like the cookie. Martha's recipe (which you can find here) called for 2 types of flour; cake & all purpose. I felt the cake flour gave the cupcake a thicker more dense texture that I really enjoyed.
The seven-minute frosting was the perfect compliment to the cinnamon taste. I've used a variation of seven-minute frosting before with my Snoball cupcakes. What I love about this frosting is it's light fluffy appeal. It's soft and sticky like a marshmellow, and has just the right amount of sweetness. Most importantly, it doesn't take away from the flavor of the cake.
Last, but certainly not least, what really gave this cupcake it's magic was the dusting of cinnamon sugar! Absolute heaven! I love love the texture of crunchy little sugar grains rubbing against your teeth! (Yeah, I'm weird! You're just now figuring this out?)
See how pretty & yummy it looks !-------------------------------->
Snikerdoodle Cupcakes. Highly recommend it!
Until my next cupdate,