Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Oatmeal Cupcakes with Broiled Brown Sugar Frosting

Top of the morning to you! Happy St. Patrick's Day. I wish I could just lean through the screen and give you all a pinch. I really don't care if you are wearing green or not. I would just pretend that I hadn't seen it yet. To me, March 17th is my big chance to pinch everyone; those who are wearing emerald hues are not exempt! Especially those lucky people, like my sister Michelle, who feel that they are above wearing green just because they happened to be born with gorgeous green eyes. Ha Ha, I'm coming to get you guys especially. So be on the lookout and be on the run. And looking cute and festive won't help you either. I would even pinch these guys.If you want to avoid my yearly squeeze, you'll have to be on the run so you may need a few extra grams of energy in the form of calories. These cupcakes, faith and begorra, they are so delicious, especially the crackly brown sugar icing. And while they aren't exactly Irish, they do have oatmeal, and oatmeal is Irish; so if A=B than the compound B will still retain the Irish qualities of A. So let it be written. Happy St. Patrick's Day and don't say I didn't warn you...
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These cupcakes are simply a scaled down version of an oatmeal sheetcake with a broiled brown sugar frosting. They are made from inexpensive and common pantry ingredients, so you should have everything on hand, hopefully including some sale priced butter. If you've got a cup and a quarter of leftover prepared oatmeal in the pot, you can use that here.
Irish Oatmeal Cupcakes with Broiled Brown Sugar Frosting
Estimated Cost: $3.00 for 24 cupcakes
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 and 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 and 1/3 cup flour (I used half whole wheat)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Brown Sugar Broiled Icing:
1 cup brown sugar
5 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cream or milk
pinch of salt and cinnamon
Combine oats and boiling water in a small bowl. Let rest for twenty minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. In a large bowl, cream butters and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Gently stir in flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in oatmeal mixture and combine gently. Pour a scant 1/4 cup into each of 24 muffin cups. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until top springs back and toothpick is clean. The tops will be flat and slightly bubbly looking. Let cool for about five minutes. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, combine all of the icing ingredients. spread cupcakes with icing. Broil, WATCHING CLOSELY, until icing bubbles.
Today was also Tuesdays with Dorie and we made this.
But, we really didn't care for it very much and it didn't have any Irish oatmeal in it. Enough said.
Up Next:
Belgian Waffles with Whipped Cream and Strawberries for the First Day of Spring

25 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, such ENTICING cupcakes!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

chocolatechic said...

Sorry you didn't like the TWD.

We loved it.

gigi said...

Top of the morning to ya, Prudy dear!
I love Broiled Brown Sugar Frosting and with this cupcake how could you go wrong?
Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Nickki said...

Lovely looking cupcakes! I like the sound of that frosting. Sorry you didn't care much for the TWD recipe, it does look yummy though :)

Cristine said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Your cupcakes look yummy!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

They look amazing! I am totally addicted to your blog!

Allie said...

I like the broiled sugar frosting it sounds like a winner!!

Lainee said...

I just received a email and it had a article about Drop- off Dinners, so I click on it... and it was written by YOU! Great article and recipes. Your amazing!!

Marjie said...

Broiling icing is tricky. I've been known to scorch a thing or two. Your cupcakes look just great!

deltawhiskey.us said...

Ohhh... that looks great! I love the brown sugar!

~Delta Whiskey

Kerstin said...

Boiled brown sugar frosting sounds really good!

Cute blog!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this. I could eat a dozen.

Peggy said...

great looking cupcakes Prudy! We loved the lemon cake, sorry you didn't. Hope you have a wonderful St. Patty's day!

Daniel said...

Happy SPD right back at you! Love the fact that the recipe costs only $3.00. Who says special dishes have to be expensive?

Dan
Casual Kitchen

Grace said...

luscious. i'd go ahead and drizzle that frosting right down my throat. :)

Maria said...

I am so glad your cupcakes aren't green. All of the green food coloring is making me sick:) The cupcakes look great! Happy St. Patty's Day to you. And you should come to a cooking class at Viking sometime. They are fun:)

Aggie said...

Yummy cupcake, love the brown sugar on top!! Pinch ya back! ;) Happy St Patty's day!

Amanda said...

The cupcakes look wonderful :) and so does the yogurt cake!

I hope you will join us for Thrifty Thursday this week!

Marie said...

Ohhhhh Erin, those cupcakes look to die for!! Fabulous, simply fabulous!

TeaLady said...

Wow! Girl you were busy in the kitchen. Everything looks great. Sorry you didn't like Dorie's tho'. Looks good.

Jeena said...

What gorgeous little cakes!

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jenny said...

wow.. these are so yummy! and the ingredients are stuff everybody would have in the pantry!

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