It's on! The mustache has grown out, the Mohawk is super sexy, we raising funds on Movember.org at http://mobro.co/DavidStamps and now the best part of Movember, our Movember Manly Cupcake! It's sexy, bad ass…it's Samuel L. Jackson's Shaft, "SHUT YO MOUTH!"
We couldn't hit you with a cupcake with this much power and passion without giving you the recipe, some sexy pictures and the ins and outs of how to make this happen in your own kitchen. Enjoy!
To get started we had to put together all of our ingredients which included:
1 cup of white sugar
¾ cup of butter, softened
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 ¾ teaspoons of baking powder
¾ cup of milk
½ cup of unsalted, smooth peanut butter (softened)
After you have your ingredients, set the oven to 350 degrees and put liners in my cupcake tin. Once everything is ready to go, mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl starting from the top. With every ingredient stir thoroughly before going to the next item. (For example mix the sugar and butter thoroughly and then add your eggs, etc.) Once everything is mixed, use a hand mixer on low for 5 minutes. Once completed fill each cupcake liner until ¾ full.
The cupcakes should bake for roughly 26 minutes and I have a rule of thumb that inserting a toothpick is always the best way to determine if a cake or cupcake is cooked thoroughly. Ovens differ, but a well cooked, moist cake will never stick or leave cake pieces on the toothpick. After the cupcakes are done baking, let them cool on a cooling rack for 10 to 15 minutes.
For my frosting I simply added ½ cup of peanut butter with store bought vanilla frosting and my wife placed a toffee peanut on the top.
Ta da! This is our cupcake entry for The Manly Cupcake Contest hosted by C&C Bakery. More details below:
The Manly Cupcake Contest Prize Sponsor's Include: