Streusel CupcakesPosted by in Food
I’ve begun working through Martha’s new cupcake book. I made a list of things I want to make and decided to start off with the Streusel Cupcakes (p. 62). I admit they appealed to me because there is no frosting to make and decorate with (so it should be quick and easy). It also sounded to me more like a breakfast food, so I wouldn’t have to feel TOO guilty about having one.
The cupcake/muffin part of this is simple and easy. Nothing complicated. I like that it has sour cream in the dough – the dough tasted SO good. It was kind of hard to get this in the muffin tins since the batter is super heavy and thick. It did not sit nicely in the cups.
Next I made the streusel topping. I make streusel when I make blueberry muffins and I’ve found the easiest way is to make it in the Cuisinart, so that’s what I did. I wasn’t thrilled with this streusel recipe – too much flour, not enough cinnamon. But I went with it.
The recipe says to put half on the muffins/cupcakes and smoosh it down. This actually helped the cupcakes take a better shape. Then you sprinkle the rest of the topping on and bake.
These took longer to bake than the recipe said, but I always have that problem with Martha recipes. I needed another 7 minutes.
Now for the taste test. Good, but not amazing in my book. I have to say they really look scrumptious with all that streusel topping crumbled all over it. I wish the cupcake/muffin part had something in it though – it needs a ribbon of cinnamon or some nuts or something because it is just plain. The topping is good, but not great. I like to make my streusel topping with equal parts brown sugar and flour and lots of cinnamon. I found this to be a bit floury.
That being said, this is a cute way to make something for a brunch or a big gathering since it’s easy to serve.
What cupcake recipes from the book do YOU think I should make? Post and tell me and I’ll try to make them!
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Would you please put your struessel recipe on the blog? Thanks!
I heard you on Morning Living recently and am so glad that I did. I’m really enjoying your blog.
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Here is how I make streusel topping. I use a stick of butter, a cup of flour, a cup of brown sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon. I whiz that up in the Cuisinart and it’s ready to go. Sometimes I double it and freeze what I don’t use, then it’s ready to go for next time. For this cupcake/muffin recipe I think I would double my streusel recipe and use that. You really need a lot to cover these cupcakes/muffins.
Just had a chance to try your Streusel Cupcakes out. They were excellent. They remind me of eating a coffee cake.
4 out of 5 stars!
Thanks for sharing! Glad you enjoyed them.
Good cupcakes. A bit messy/sticky but tasty.
3.5 out of 5 stars
These Streusel Cupcakes were great, thank you greatly for them. I got the chance to share a few of them with friends this weekend and they all enjoyed them.
I have the timing problem with Martha recipes as well. I have a thermometer in my oven, and it’s a good quality mid-range oven. Still Martha’s ovens must be magical. Or they just run a bit hotter than mine.
Good to know it is not just me!
just got the book myself – i’ve made the yellow buttermilk cupcakes twice with the vanilla frosting. trying to master the classics first. i’d like to try the mother’s day cupcakes with that awesome pineapple flower! but for flavor, i think next up will be the black cherry forrest cupcakes.
If you follow the link above, you’ll see someone who thinks I made the streusel topping wrong. I always make streusel topping in my Cuisinart and love it. I didn’t care for the ingredients in this streusel. It had too much flour. My go to streusel recipe is one stick of butter, one cup of flour, one cup of sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.
I just tried this recipe out of Martha’s cupcake book. I must agree that it has way too much flour in the streusel. Even before I started mixing it together I questioned how dry this streusel was going to be. The cupcake part seemed fine but in the future I’ll use “marthaandme”‘s topping.
Thanks for sharing. I hope my streusel recipe has better results for you!