Since I work at a church, the staff doesn’t have a Christmas party; everyone is too busy! So we’ve been trying to get together sometime in January for an Epiphany party. This year we celebrated with a pot-luck cookout. Paul, our host, grilled burgers and hot dogs. We had a delicious assortment of salads, baked beans, nacho cheese dip; I could go on and on! Sarah and I volunteered to bring dessert. I thought these individual cakes would be a cute addition to our table, even though I was baking (a double recipe) in cupcake pans rather than the adorable mini-pineapple pan. Sarah knew of my plans and brought vanilla and butter-pecan ice creams with caramel sauce which paired beautifully with the cakes.
The double recipe made 24 cupcakes. I loved the texture and flavor of the cake – much better than the one I usually make. Was it the yogurt or the turbinado sugar that made such a difference? In comparison, my usual recipe is almost bread-like.
Unlike my other blog posts, as part of the Heavenly Cake Bakers, I don’t post recipes from this book on the internet. One of the reasons for this baking group is to encourage readers to purchase the cookbook. That strategy worked on me! After follow the group’s baking adventures for a couple of months, I ordered a copy from Amazon. You can too.