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Crantini Cupcakes for Iron Cupcake Earth


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Serves 3 dozen. | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 20

Ingredients

Cran-Vanilla Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup superfine {berry} sugar

4 Large eggs

1 cup Vanilla Yogurt

2 tsp. Vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

Zest of 1 large lime


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.



In a small bowl, combine the flours and set aside.



In a large mixing bowl ( with a stand mixer preferably) cream the butter until



smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy for 3 minutes (I would



suggest timing this as it does make a difference, you want the butter to be



light and airy). Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each



addition.



Add the dry ingredients alternating with the yogurt and vanilla. With each



addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but make sure to not



overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to



make sure the ingredients are well blended.



Using a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the cranberries and lime zest until



just mixed.



Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, about 1/4 cup, filling them about



3/4 full. I had to use my large wilton muffin pan, and two smaller ones to



make all the cupcakes!



Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center



comes out clean. You should always start with the lesser time, and then add



more if need be.



Once they are baked, let them cool in the muffin tins for about 10 minutes,



and then lift them to cool completely onto cooling racks. You can frost them



with the vodka buttercream, or if you want to use regular icing you can also



brush the tops of the cupcakes once cooled with vodka to soak in!


Pairs Well With


Notes

This is a recipe I came up with for the Iron Cupcake Earth Challenge: Cranberry. It is a take on a popular martini, the crantini! It is made with a vanilla cranberry cupcake topped with a lime-vodka frosting!

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