Friday, March 15, 2013


My daughter Ana school is raising money for school trip and like always she volunteer me to bake cupcakes for the sale.  This recipe is one of my favorites for birthdays.  I hope you guys enjoy it.

Funfetti Cupcakes

3-1/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1-3/4 cups of sugar
1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 egg whites
1-2/3 cups of milk
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (3) oz. jar of sprinkles

1.  In a bowl with a wire whisk mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.
2.  In another bowl mix together milk, yogurt and vanilla extract, set aside.
3.  With a paddle attachment cream sugar, butter and oil.
4.  Add egg whites.
5.  Incorporate flour mixture alternating with milk mixture.
6.  With a spatula fold in the sprinkles.

7.  Pour batter in prepared cupcake pans.

8.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

I had some time in my hands so I decorated  them in different ways:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Carrot Cake

One of my favorite cake is carrot cake and is enjoyed by everyone in my family.  When I make this cake my daughter usually calls my brother (my baby brother who is only 20 yrs. old) to tell him that she is having carrot cake and he is not. I get a call from him telling me.... yes, telling me to send him cake with my hubby.  You see Paul is a slick little man  who is used to getting his way so, when I am about to start to say no because he lives about an hour away from us he cuts me off and propositions me  to 2 nights of babysitting my kids.... now,  how can i say no to that.  Anyways I baked him his own cake, and he was very happy the next day when my hubby took the cake to him, my mom told me that he had made a "Do Not Touch" sign in case my other brothers stopped by and were tempted.  This cake is so moist and delicious you can't go wrong with it.



2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup of crushed pineapple without the juice


1.  Preheat oven at 325 degrees and butter and flour (3) 9" pans or (2) 10" pans.
2.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside.

3.  Beat together on medium speed eggs and sugar until well combined.

4.  Add the oil and vanilla extract.

5.  Add dry ingredients.

6.  With a spatula mix in the carrots, walnuts or pecans, coconut, and pineapple.

7.  Pour batter on prepared pans.
8.  Bake for 40-50 minutes

Look at how moist this cake is, I hope you guys enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

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