Saturday, September 18, 2010

The One With The Yogurt Parfait Cupcakes

This summer while my sister and I were waiting at the airport McDonald's for an hour and a half, we started thinking of cupcake recipes. Some sounded tasty - chocolate caramel with peanut butter! Others, not so much - the baconator? I tried out our strawberry yogurt parfait cupcake this summer, and they were such a success that my aunt ordered some to bring for Friday treats at work!

Here's what you do...Bake the cupcakes... (I used some cute liners and  I was a little worried that it could be a fiasco, but they turned out fine!) I made vanilla cupcakes, but instead of using all of the flour, I added in some oatmeal.


 ...dig out the middle and fill with yogurt...


Filling the cupcakes was a little more complicated than it seems. I tried to use my frosting gun, but the yogurt kept squishing out and dripping all over the place before I could get it in, like this...


So I ended up just using a spoon to glop it in there. The best part is that it doesn't really matter what they look like, because the next step is to top them with frosting...I used this cream cheese frosting recipe from Food Network, and it is so good! (In fact, I put some leftover frosting in the fridge, and once it got hard, I ate it straight from the container, like it was fudge!)


Then I put a slice of strawberry on top. In the original recipe, there is also granola on top, like a parfait, but I skipped that step this time. But I did try to be a little fancy by cutting some of the strawberry slices up the middle and twisting them before I put them on top!


I think so far, these are my favorite cupcakes that I've made. They are really good after being in the fridge for a while so the yogurt and frosting have time to set and get cold. I tried to share the extras but mostly ended up eating them myself! YUM!

4 comments:

Shelley said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! How do I miss all the baking experiences in my own house? I want to try some next time!

Shelley said...

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Friends reference each blog!? Love it!

Kim said...

I love the Friends reference too! And I think I might actually like a cupcake called the Baconator! :)

Megan said...

I think next time that you decide to try something new you should give me a call. You know to taste them make sure that they are up to standards.