Friday, May 23, 2008

Emergency Blender Cupcakes

You only turn seven once. That's why you should get a first class ticket to Disneyworld for your seventh birthday, right? One lucky little boy who lives in my house received that gift.


Now before you call me "extravagant" and "outrageous," it's not really all it seems. We used air miles for the trip, and the way the crazy airlines are right now- a coach ticket demanded the same amount of miles as first class. And the real reason for the trip was that hubby had a conference in Orlando- so technically the hotel was a business write off. But the kiddo thinks it was all a special celebration for his birthday. And we did manage to hit all of the Disney parks. So we'll go ahead and take the credit for it. Since the birthday was spent in Florida, there was no special cake on the big day... just a candle popped inside a cannoli at the Italian joint where we went for dinner.

Cupcakes for the first grade class were the first order of business when we returned from the world of Disney.


This is my go-to recipe for homemade cupcakes: Emergency Blender Cupcakes. Why the name? Abby Dodge of Fine Cooking created these for emergencies... as in, "Mom! I forgot to tell you that we're supposed to bring cupcakes to school. Today!" They really do blend up nicely... you just toss the whole mess of ingredients into the blender and whir away. A bonus... you only mess up the blender- no bowls or anything else.


They rise up nicely too. An additional bonus: you likely will have all of the ingredients that this recipe calls for.


For an EASY and convenient recipe, these cupcakes are moist and quite delicious. I plopped oreos on top since the kiddo is a chocolate fanatic.


Here's what I did with them last birthday. I plopped baked cupcakes into ice cream cones and topped with frosting, candy quick, sprinkles and a red gummy bear. These were a big hit with the kindergarten crowd.

Disney trip and big birthday over... we move on to Memorial Day weekend. Barbecues and outdoor activities are planned, despite the unseasonal rainy weather we're having. I've posted a collection of my favorite Memorial Day salads on my RecipeGirl.com site for the weekend. I hope you have a good one!

34 comments:

Lisa said...

Great recipe to have. They look great and happy birthday to your son!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Oh, wow! I can't believe you were down here and I didn't even know it. I would have loved to meet you. Next time, please let me know. I'll bring baked goods! ;)

Leah said...

Darling, darling cupcakes in the ice cream cones....I did that last summer for my six (turned 7) year old! We loved them but they weren't quite as cute as yours.

Love that Disneyworld....those folks just plain know what they're doing. I'm impressed every time I go, but burned out on "have a magical day" every time we come home!!

Emiline said...

Happy birthday to the kiddo!
That's a great b-day present. I would have gone crazy for that when I seven.

These looks amazing...so cute.
Hope you have a wonderful Memorial weekend.

CookiePie said...

What a lucky birthday kiddo! The trip sounds fantastic, and the cupcakes!! My birthday is in November, in case you were wondering... :)

LyB said...

Emergency Cupcakes is always a good thing to have, as in "Man I wish I had a chocolate cupcake right now!". Then presto, cupcakes! :) They look delicious, I love the addition of the Oreo, I'm a chocolate fanatic too!

VeggieGirl said...

DISNEY WORLD?!?!?! FABULOUS!!! I can only imagine how happy your son was :0) And those quick blender cupcakes?? Genius!! Absolute genius!! Love it.

Peter M said...

How novel, Oreo's peeking out of the cupcakes!

Chuck said...

Lori, I love the cupcakes in the cones. I have to remember that for the my next kids birthday I go too. I know they would be a big hit!

noble pig said...

I'm sure you made his day!

I love making the cone cupcakes, the kids just adore them!

Lina said...

wow! your son had one blast of a birthday! Those cupcakes look so yummy. I love the ice cream cone idea too! Good luck with all of your blog rennovations!

Victoria Sponge said...

What a great treat for your Son, Happy Birthday. I love those cupcakes, great idea using the icecream cones.
Vicky xxx

creampuff said...

Oh my gosh! I have her book and was thinking about it just the other day. I've always wanted to try these cupcakes ... they look amazing.

Prudy said...

My little girl turned seven last week. I think Disneyworld is a perfect gift. We're going this year at Christmas time. Thanks for the easy cupcake recipe. It must be easy to pour them into the tins right out of the blender. I make such a mess.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Those are friggin adorable!

farida said...

Happy B-day to your son! Cute looking cupcakes:)

Grace said...

how clever--the blender usage, the oreos on top, the cones, all of it!

meanwhile, your kid is lucky to have such a generous (and wily) ma! i think for my 7th birthday i went to a roller-skating rink and brought home lots of bruises. kinda pales in comparison, doesn't it... :)

Anonymous said...

What a lucky little boy! I'm glad you guys had a great time. Those cupcakes look pretty darn good too! You're so creative Lori!
Val

Brentwood Kitchen Shopper said...

Happy Birthday to "kiddo". A trip to Disneyworld at the age of 7=heaven!
Cute cupcakes.

Nicole said...

How fun. Great surprise for him no matter the circumstances.

I once put cake batter directly into the ice cream cones before baking. It was perfect for all the kids!

Lori Lynn said...

YAY for your little guy and his first class ticket! Cool!

Mary Coleman said...

Love the oreos in the cupcakes. Most brilliant thinking there!!!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Those cupcakes look great and that's quite a trip! Also, mark me down with stickygooey--wish I knew you were here! Not that I could have pointed you to any great restaurants, but hey, a food blogger get together could only result in good eating, right?

Sharon said...

I bookmarked these emergency cupcakes. Though I don't have kids, there are times when my husband and I just need a chocolate fix! I love the idea of using a blender instead of making a big mess in the kitchen.

Oh,I know how you feel about catching up on google reader. I"m in the midst of doing so now. Can't wait to see the makeover!

Tracy said...

I've never made cupcakes in the blender. I'll have to try those. They look great!

eliza said...

happy belated birthday to your son! i love the cupcake in cones, i want to try for my son's birthday too. what a great gift, going to disneyworld for your son.

Dee said...

The cupcakes are so cute; almost as fun as Disney must have been :)

Btw, I'm definitely nicking the brittle recipe. Thank you!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I bet you made all the kids drool!

the southern hostess said...

Wow! I bet these are deadly...in a good way.

Elle said...

What a lucky little duck! I've always wanted to try these cupcakes!

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday and what agreat treat Disneyworld for your 7th birthday :)

Wonderful cupcakes and just love them served in ice cream cones!

Rosie x

Steph said...

Beautiful cupcakes! What a fun trip for a 7 year old! Too much fun!

Jaime said...

I am bookmarking this recipe! I love cupcakes and the easier the better. Especially the part about less clean up. And With my little one only about 4 weeks away, I know I will be needing this in the next few years!

Holler said...

These look gorgeous and so easy. I am going to try them. Thanks :)