Casual Sundays

The weekend has been insanely beautiful compared to the heat we had here last week in NYC. I just want to take it, store it away and keep it forever!

I had a goal of being extremely relaxed this weekend, not doing much but watching my favorite TV shows, baking and reading a bit maybe working on my business…but the mommy of two never sleeps and I ended up going to our local wholesale store BJ’s for food and cooking for the household … I wanted to order in but decided to be financially fit.

Since I bake a new cupcake every week I decided to bake a snickerdoodle cupcake. A recipe I found randomly on pinterest. I must say it came out pretty awesome. I have never had a snickerdoodle cookie before but if its anything like the cupcake I would love to try!

Here is the recipe as adapted from JustaPinch.com

INGREDIENTS
CUPCAKE BATTER:
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 1/2 c cake flour, sifted
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon for dusting
- 2 stk butter, unsalted, softened
- 1 3/4 c sugar
- 2 Tbsp sugar for dusting
- 4 lg eggs, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 c milk
CINNAMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
- 1 c butter, room temperature
- 3 3/4 c powdered sugar, sifted
- 3 to 4 Tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep 2 – 12-cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
2.   Sift together in a large bowl, flours, baking powder, salt and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
3.   Cream together butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.
4.   Add eggs one at a time, blend after each egg added, then add the vanilla extract.
5.   Add the flour mixture in 3 increments, alternate with 2 additions of the milk. Blend well, do not over mix.
6.   Divide the batter evenly into the cupcake tins, fill 3/4 full.
7.   Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, rotate the cupcake pan halfway through the baking process. Do a toothpick test and if it comes out clean, it’s done.
8.   Remove the cupcakes from the oven onto a wire rack, let cool for 20 minutes before removing cupcakes from the pan.
9.   With the remaining cinnamon and sugar, mix together and sprinkle over the tops of the cupcakes.
10.   FROSTING:
11.   With mixer on low speed, blend butter till fluffy, about 30 seconds.
12.   Add sugar, 3 Tbsp. milk and vanilla extract, blend lightly. Add cinnamon and continue mixing until sugar is well incorporated.
13.   Increase speed and beat till fluffy, if the frosting is stiff, add the remaining 1 Tbsp. of milk. Blend well.
14.   Be sure that the cupcakes are completely cooled. Then frost or pipe your cupcakes.
15.   NOTE: YOU CAN ALSO ADD A 1 TSP OF CINNAMON TO A CAN OF STORE-BOUGHT BUTTERCREAM FROSTING.
I did have to add about 2-3 more cups of powdered sugar (+ 2 tablespoons of milk) to the frosting to properly pipe my cupcakes, but if you are not using a piping bag then you should be fine. These are good with or without the frosting, and best when warmed slightly.



I’m getting super excited/nervous about my trip to Disney…I am double checking to-do lists, over packing, racking my brain for what could possibly be missing…but then I think about how excited my three year old is going to be…and boy I can’t wait! I just need to get through this crazy workweek and we are off to see the mouse!

Congrats to all of your heat fans, but I have to say, I was not happy to see Lebron get his first ring *takes long gulp of haterade* after he teased my heart of coming to NY when he was a free agent, I haven’t quite been able to forgive him. Congrats to D-Wade, Chalmers, Bosh and all of them though.

My youngest is SIX MONTHS OLD! Where did the time go?!

My Cupcake Business is really starting to take off, and I am proud of it. Everytime I am delivering the cupcakes to someone else, I get potential business from random places! I am learning a lot about having a small business though, it can be super complicated but I suppose if you have it all together it can be insanely profitable. I am working on a business plan now and figuring out how I can market to those around me with out being super annoying about it. 

That’s all for casual sundays…feel free to share anything random, I adore hearing about you guys.


Nellie

Nellie

Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 5), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.
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Comments

  1. That looks yummy. I may need to try it. That's such a good idea to make a new cupcake every week but if I do I would end up eating them all by myself lol.
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  2. Oh yum! Your cupcakes look incredible!

    And thanks, haha. So happy they won!

    6 months already?! I feel like you just gave birth!

  3. Those cupcakes look delicious!
    I wasn't too happy about them winning because I don't like D.Wade and I think Lebron chickened out teaming up with him in the first place. I just miss the 90's where there was one superstar per team. Sure LeBron is the bigger star of the two but they're both still superstars nonetheless. _And time sure does fly when you have kids. It seems like time kinda stands still when working and then you have kids and seeing them grow makes you see that time in fact isn't standing still, lol. (okay well its just me then.)
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  4. Oh yum, those look so good!

  5. I heart Snickerdoodle cookies!! Those cupcakes look deelish! I am so proud of you and happy for you. Your cupcake business is going to do great!
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  6. Mrs. Pancakes says:

    oh wow…that looks delicious!!! i may need to order a bash soon!!
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  7. That's a very lovely cupcake! Thank you for the recipe.

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