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Cakery Friday: Brown Sugar Cupcakes



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



A friend of mine recently returned from a trip, raving about the most ridiculous cupcake. He implored me to copy it. Always up for a good baking challenge, I delved into the pantry. Low and behold, my brown sugar cupcakes were born. And trust me, you’ll meed to try them. Again. Oh, and again.



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



Gather all of the ingredients.



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir to mix and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar with 1 large egg until smooth. Add in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup unsalted butter that has been melted and cooled. Continue to whisk together.



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery





brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery





brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery





brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



Finally, fold in the flour mixture mixing with a spoon until batter is smooth.



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery





brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



Using a 1/4 cup scoop, add the batter to a cupcake pan filled with liners. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



Ice with your favorite butter cream recipe, or use mine! Dust with some brown sugar.

Happy Baking!



brown sugar cupcakes / papery & cakery



For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here: Brown Sugar Cupcakes

xoxo,

Ali

Cakery Friday: Homemade Cranberry Lara Bars



homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery



Last week we ate. A lot. And then more. So we were looking for a healthy {but also extremely satisfying} treat. These homemade Lara bars are the ultimate. I can’t seem to stop eating them, but really feel zero guilt considering what is inside. They would be perfect to keep in your bag as a snack!



homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery



Gather all of the ingredients.



homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery



In the bowl of your food processor place 1 cup of pitted dates, 1 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of dried cranberries. Process for at least a minute. The oils in the nut will release and the batter will go from mealy to an almost-paste. Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1-2 teaspoons of water {the water is optional depending on the texture of your batter, if its already paste-like, skip the H2O}. Pulse to combine.



homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery





homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery





homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery



Transfer the dough to a small baking dish covered in parchment paper. Using your hands, press the mixture into a square and an even layer. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes.



homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery





homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery



Using a sharp knife cut the mixture into even pieces – I chose small bars but squares would be great too!



homemade cranberry lara bar / papery and cakery



Happy “Baking”

xoxo,

Ali

 

Cakery Friday: Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



There is something about a lazy summer weekend that makes you just want to curl up on the couch, watch a mindless romantic comedy and eat a bowl of popcorn…. and some fresh baked cookies. What could possibly be better? What if you combined the popcorn and cookies together? Sound amazing? I think so!  The dark chocolate chunks in this recipe play off of the buttered popcorn. And a little extra sprinkling of sea salt is the perfect finish.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Gather all of the ingredients.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat together 1/2 cup of unsalted, room temperature, butter with 1/2 cup tightly packed light brown sugar and 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Add in 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until incorporated, remember to scrape down the bowl as needed.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery





popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Fold in 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour,  1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Until just incorporated.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Fold in 4 cups of popped buttered popcorn. You can either use bagged popped corn or you can pre-pop your own kernals. Whatever floats your boat – it does not matter either way! This may seem like a lot of popcorn but trust me, it breaks down as you fold it into the dough.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Finally fold in 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips {dark is key here – they are SOOO good. But if you only have semi-sweet they will do too}.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Scoop into dough onto baking sheets fitted with parchment paper or Silpat mats and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Enjoy!



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



Happy Baking!



popcorn chocolate chip cookies / papery and cakery



For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here:  Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

xoxo,

Ali

 

recipe adapted from joythebaker.com

 



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