These delicious Cinnamon Coffee Cake Cupcakes aka. Breakfast Cupcakes, are perfect any time of day… They make a great brunch, or even a snack in the afternoon when you realize you FORGOT breakfast).
It happened last week, I think it was a Thursday, and things just weren’t flowing the way they should. You know how there are some days that just don’t work right? It’s not that dreadful awful things happen… just…the rhythm of the day is off, I need to take extra steps, and everything feels sticky…For me, those days always seem to happen on a Thursday (so… I totally understand how Arthur Dent felt in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, even though I wasn’t facing down bulldozers wanting to destroy my home, or Vogons wanting to destroy my planet…) I feel like I never managed to get out of my bathrobe.)
When this happened to me again last week, I traced the feeling to its roots… breakfast.
I missed breakfast.
Well, no wonder! I was busy making sure everyone was out the door and the dog had a walk and lunches were made and it’s raining so “where- are- the- umbrellas” ? and did I sign the permission slip and where are your shoes? and what is that smell?!? (You’ve been there)
Best thing to do? Start over.
What kind of breakfast do you eat at 4? Something sweet, something warm, cinnamon….mmmm. But a cinnamon roll takes too long, yeast takes more time than I have patience for… What about a cupcake? hmmm… might be on to something.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Cupcakes Recipe
Serve Cinnamon Coffee Cake Cupcakes on these Fabulous Brunch Dish Sets!
Step By Step Instructions for Breakfast Cupcakes
Start With the Filling
Mix the Pecans with Brown Sugar (I prefer Dark..) and Cinnamon
Just stir it up… and Set Aside
Then Make the Cupcake Batter
Once the Butter and Sugar and Eggs have been Beaten to a Light Fluffy Texture..
Add Flour Mixture, alternating with Milk
Use a Small Scoop (OK, yes, or a spoon) and Scoop in a Bit of Batter
Tap the Pan against the Counter to Level it Off
Sprinkle the Brown Sugar /Pecan Mix over the Cupcake Batter
I go with a teaspoon full, but you can go with more or less
Scoop on another Scoop of Batter
Kind of Smooth it out a bit
Sprinkle with More Brown Sugar /Pecan Mix
Now stick the pans in the oven
At 18 minutes, check the cakes… at 20 they should be done.
After Cooling Two Minutes in the Pan…
Let The Cupcakes Cool on a Rack
Make the Frosting
Whip Up the Frosting Ingredients Until it Looks Like This
Smooth, light, but with some structure
Grab a Knife… Dip it in the Frosting, and smear it on
now eat (still have some coffee?)
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