Friday, November 28, 2014

Baking Up Black Friday

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? What's this thing?  Is it a hat? Like maybe a Thanksgiving hat?

KATIE:  Waffles, it's not a hat. It's the whip from Glogirly's mixer. Don't touch it.

WAFFLES:  Glogirly has a WHIP???  

KATIE:  What did I say about touching it? 

WAFFLES:  So what was Glogirly whipping?

KATIE:  Cupcakes. She was baking cupcakes for our party today. Our guests are arriving any minute now. 

WAFFLES:  Cupcakes? What kind of cupcakes?

KATIE:  Hummingbird cupcakes. 

WAFFLES:  HUMMINGBIRD cupcakes?  Like REAL hummingbirds?

KATIE:  Waffles, don't be ridiculous. Hummingbird cupcakes don't have real hummingbirds in them.  That would be crazy.  

WAFFLES:  I don't know. I don't think chicken cupcakes would be crazy. I'D eat a chicken cupcake. 

KATIE:  Waffles, there's no such thing as a chicken cupcake, a turkey cupcake or any kind of poultry cupcake. Cat's don't even EAT cupcakes. 

 WAFFLES:  So how did she get the hummingbirds inside these cupcakes???

Hummingbird Cupcakes
Hummingbird cake is an old southern recipe. Spicy and sweet... a little bit like carrot cake. Gloman likes his naked, but Glogirly usually tops them with a dollop of cream cheese frosting. She was still whipping up the frosting when she took this photo but rest assured, there's frosting in their future. 

makes 24 cupcakes
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, with liquid
2 mashed bananas
1 cup coursely chopped pecans

1. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt with a whisk in a good sized bowl.

2. Beat eggs.

3. Add oil and vanilla to beaten eggs and mix until somewhat combined.

4. Add egg/oil/vanilla mixture to flour/sugar/baking soda/cinnamon/salt mixture.

5. Mix together pineapple, bananas, pecans until combined.

6. Add to the rest of ingredients and stir to combine.

Bake at 350 degrees for ~25 minutes until golden and a cake tester comes out clean. 

Because everything's better with...
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 packages (8-ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
l 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 to 6 cups confectioners' sugar 

1.  Sift confectioners' sugar ahead of time.

2. Beat cream cheese and butter. Add in vanilla.

3. Add in sugar a little bit at a time, beating with mixer on high.

4. YUM

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  1. Hey, how did those get on our counters? Well, they look like ours! They're the same color.

  2. Taking a cue from me are you? Waffles' Baking Blog?
    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I spent all morning cooking: made the ice cream, made the lemon curd, made the pies,made the stuffing got the bird in the oven. Sat down for a few minutes to call my family. Got up and made the cranberry sauce, made the potatoes and the wild rice, fixed up the brussels sprouts, made the gravy. We ate in 15 minutes.


  3. Waffles, you better taste that cream cheese icing before you pass judgment on any of it. Us kittehz love cream cheese icing! Better than any bird, ever.


  4. They sound delicious! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

  5. I'd eat a cupcake. In fact, I have tried to.

  6. Bummer that there's not a real hummingbird in them! The only part that sounds good to me is the cream cheese. Ignore my salivating human, who has always wanted to make these!

  7. They look great - we'll have to try them!

  8. Typist has never heard of hummingbird cupcakes - they sound yummy! For a minute she thought maybe it was a different name for butterfly buns, but no!

  9. We LOVE creme cheez furosting ..... Mommy says those cupcakes are very yummy!!!!

  10. We always think of hummingbird cupcakes as a southern thing, like red velvet cake, but the head peep never has had a good recipe for them.

    It's kind of disappointing that there aren't any real hummingbirds in there, but that could get kind of messy. Glogirly's sound delicious!

  11. Oh wow! Those sure do look tasty! Never heard of them either!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. We'd be happy to take Gloman's share of creme cheese frosting he doesn't want!

  13. Mom says "Yummy"! I say "Gimmee a Hummingbird!"

  14. My human says these sound delish and anything with cream cheese frosting, well.... I'm still wondering about the hummingbirds. We have seen some of those on our bird TV.

  15. Just saved the recipe! I have lots of Southerners in my family tree - but I don't think they believed in dessert. I do. Waffles is so well-mannered. Julio would have knocked the whip on the floor, rolled it at Scarlett, and, then, jumped back up on the counter to stick his face in the batter. Could be worth it to se a black cat with pineapple chunks dripping off his black whiskers!

  16. Mmmm those sound good. Waffles I bet they do make some kind of chicken cupcake. LOL.
    Sue B

  17. should know that if you tell Waffles to not touch something..he will have to do it..mol..I lost my recipe for Hummingbird cake so thank you Glogirly for yours..I do believe I will be baking this weekend..Also..they say cats don't have taste buds for sweets..but I'm not so sure I can agree with that from what I see around here..

  18. Those look scrumptious ... What wait isn't hummingbird cupcakes a Southern tradition?

  19. OMC Katie yous look so adowable lookin' out dat window. Waffles yous cute as always. All dat talk 'bout cupcakes made mommy a little hungwy, and us too. Gotta go eat sumfin' now. Maybe weez can get mommy to empty da tweat bag. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  20. Those sound delicious, but live humming birds would make them even better.

  21. Hummingbird Cupcakes sound delicious, especially with cream cheese frosting. Cream cheese frosting makes so many things better. Cats, though...cats make pretty much EVERYTHING better. Having a bad day? Add a cat, instant better day. Having a good nap? Add a cat, instant much better nap. Reading a good book? Put a cat on your lap and it's instantly it's a MUCH better reading experience. Watching tele is better with a cat. Writing a blog entry? Write it from the POV of a cat, and now you have an award-winning blog entry. ;)

  22. Mum says it sounds very yummy ! We're specially interested in cream cheese ! Purrs

  23. We'd eat a hummingbird cupcake too, Waffles, 'specially if there was a hummingbird in it.

  24. HEY! We recall handcuffs in a post one a WHIP?!?!?!

    What in tarnation goes ON around there?

  25. Well, us kitties think that does sound really good, yup. But, don't you think it'd be just all that much better if you did just go ahead and add in even just a little bit of hummingbird?

  26. Hope y'all had a fun party at your house. Though we think Hummingbird cupcakes might be super nommy, we wouldn't want to see any of those sweet little birds harmed. Super cute photos, as usual. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  27. Hummingbirds cakes, huh? Hum..... no comment.
    Signed, Bugsy

  28. Uh-oh, you've done it NOW.
    Mommy CAUGHT YOU. And now she wants Glogirly to guest blog those cupcakes. Waff, dood, we tried to hide it from her, honest.

    Just for the record, we are not to blame....

  29. Here you go Wafflies. Right from the Pillsbury dugh boy.


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