The Big Book of Babycakes Cookbook Review

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I have always loved to bake and I will admit I love cupcakes! I am thinking my daughter inherited that from myself as she is obsessed with cupcakes and making them. I swear she dreams about cupcakes!

This past Christmas Santa brought A one of those mini cupcake makers, The Babycake cupcake maker because A loves cupcakes so much. Robert Rose offered myself the Big Book of Babycakes cupcake maker recipe book for review and we have been having a blast baking up a storm with this book and A's new cupcake maker. We also have a list a mile long of recipes that we want to try. 

Book summary: 
"It's impossible not to have fun when you bake a batch of treats in the Babycakes cupcake maker. In addition to cupcakes, you'll enjoy preparing delightful two-bite pies, muffins, appetizers, and more - prefect for any occasion. Most of these tantalizing bundles bake in less than 10 minutes. And when you see the results, you just have to smile: they look so cute, taste so good and are so easy to make." 

My thoughts: This is a great cookbook if you have the Babycakes cupcake maker, even if you just want to make cute mini's in your oven. The recipes are quick, easy and fun to make. In the beginning of the book there is a great chapter (Babycakes 101) of photos and how-to to help you learn how to use the Babycake maker, decorate and make your basics. The cookbook includes so many recipes not just cupcakes. You can make pies, brownies, cheesecakes, appetizers, quiche and more!

Looking for something to take to your next bake sale, or family event? So many great ideas in this book. Some are made from scratch and some use cake mixes and other helpers.

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Over the holidays the kids accumulated a ton of candy canes. What do you do with all those candy cakes? One of the great recipes in this cookbook is just what we were looking for. Candy Cane cupcakes out of the Christmas chapter. 

Candy Cane Cupcakes
Makes 16 cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups devil's food cake mix
  • 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 water 
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting (variation on page 109)
  • 2/3 crushed peppermint-flavored candy canes

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, beat cake mix, cocoa, eggs, oil and water for 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  2. If desired, place paper liners in wells. Fill each well with about 1 1/2 tbsp batter. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining batter. 
  3. Frost generously with White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting (or white or chocolate frosting). Immediately sprinkle each cupcake with about 2 tsp crushed candy canes. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Robert Rose. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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