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Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Different Kind of Cupcake


Was thumbing through my group recipes website http://grouprecipes.com/ the other day and found this great recipe by gagagrits. I do like that name! And I especially love these delightful little somewhat different cupcakes. What's your favorite cupcake recipe? Do tell! And thank you gagagrits for sharing yours!

Breakfast Cupcakes
Ingredients:
Cake:

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. cornmeal
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c. plain nonfat yogurt or buttermilk
1/4 c. milk
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 egg white
1/2 bulk breakfast sausage
1 apple sliced thin
Caramel:
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 Tbs. of a good bourbon or rum (optional)
1 tsp. salt
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350
Coat cups of jumbo muffin tin with nonstick spray or can be baked in a greased 9 inch cast iron skillet for 30 min.
Combine flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Combine yogurt, milk, oil, eggs, and egg white in another bowl. Set aside
Brown sausage in a skillet about 5 min. remove and drain on paper towel.
Whisk brown sugar, cream, syrup, bourbon, and salt for caramel together in a skillet over med high heat, stirring often, bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 min.
Stir sausage into flour mixture and add yogurt mixture. Stir just until combined; mixture will be slightly lumpy. Arrange apple slices in muffin cups. Divide the caramel evenly between cups and finish off with a batter layer.
Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 30 min.
Let them cool briefly before turning out of muffin tin.
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