But anyway... H likes doughnuts. Really, really likes doughnuts. And for his birthday, I decided I would bake him something he would really appreciate- doughnut-inspired cupcakes! So... I found these two recipes in my Martha Stewart Cupcake book, and decided they would be perfect. The first one is Boston Creme pie cupcakes and the second was called Strawberry Jam Teacakes (which isn't online) and I was going to do that one with a cinnamon-sugar topping, inspired by a jelly-filled doughnut.
Well, let me say the Boston Creme ones turned out fantastic! I did have to bake them a little less than 15 minutes (13 should be plenty), since they were starting to get a bit too dark. But the custard and the ganache, and everything together- YUM!
The teacakes on the other hand... didn't exactly turn out. I followed the recipe exactly- which said to fill each tin with 2 T. of batter, 1 T. of jam, and then the rest of the batter on top- but the bottoms completely collapsed out when I tried to get them out of the pans.
(the batter and jam, ready to be topped off)
(hm... not exactly what I was expecting)
Don't worry, they didn't go to waste! I topped them with powdered sugar and we ate them like that. Still delicious!