My 14 month old daughter has a bib that says, "My Mom Rocks". If they made those in adult sizes I would totally get one. My Mom does rock! She's awesome! I could create another blog just about her and how great she is.
Her birthday was this past week and I made these cupcakes for her birthday celebration. Let me tell you, these cupcakes are almost as awesome as my mother! The browned butter frosting is so incredible, it will literally make you do a happy dance. The sweetness of the sugar mixed with the nutty, buttery goodness of the browned butter...ah, the combination is heaven. The brown sugar pound cake is really good as well. Coming from my Mother's recipe files, it was always one of my favorites growing up.
Happy Birthday Mom!! You rock!
Brown Sugar Pound Cake Cupcakes
1 C. butter, softened
1 lb. brown sugar
1 C. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
3 C. sifted all-purpose flour
1 C. evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla
In a large bowl, beat butter till smooth. Gradually add sugars and beat in eggs one at a time. In another bowl, combine salt, baking powder and flour and stir lightly.
Mix milk and vanilla together. At low speed, add dry ingredients and milk mixture alternately. Beat quickly at medium-high speed until well blended.
Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 min. and then remove and let cool completely before frosting.
Browned Butter Frosting
from: Southern Living, April 2006
1 C. butter
16 oz. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
Cook butter over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown. Remove pan from heat immediately and pour butter into small bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour or until butter is cool and begins to solidify.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk, beginning and ending with powdered sugar. Beat mixture at low speed until well blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.