Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cinnabon Muffins with cream cheese glaze plus a party

Sorry for the lack of posts recently - it seems this time of year just gets to me and I always feel incredibly stressed and I also had a couple of parties (see below for a couple of pics of my DD's 5th party) to organize - oh and I also have been going to the gym a lot lately so that has taken a lot of my time. 

Ever since I made the Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff  I have been meaning to make muffins or at least single serves of the cake so they could be frozen. Of course, I have no idea whether they will freeze well but can only try but with a huge fan in my husband I don't know whether they will last long enough to freeze anyway.

I tweeked the recipe so it contains Natvia and wholemeal flour instead of white flour. Of course apart from the sugar being substituted it isn't really low in fat or sugar as it has a lot of butter and brown sugar but you know what when you want to indulge I think this is my go to recipe.

Just before going in the oven. 

 With glaze

Cut in half. 

Cinnabon Muffins Recipe - adjusted from Six Sisters' Stuff
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of flour (I used wholemeal but you could use white)
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup Natvia (1/2 cup if you use proper sugar)
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk (i used skim)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs butter, melted

Cinnamon mix:
1/2 cup butter - 125g - softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs flour
1/2 Tbs cinnamon

Glaze:
2oz cream cheese (1/4 block of cream cheese)
1 TBS milk
3/4 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
4 Tbs butter
1/4 tsp vanilla (I didn't use this)

Directions:
With an electric beater or mixer, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, egg, and vanilla. Once well combined, slowly stir in the melted butter. Will a tablespoon, spoon mix in to a 12 cup muffin tray. 

In a large bowl, mix the softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon until well combined. Drop a tsp size ball on to the cake mix and with a toothpick or knife swirl the cinnamon mix in to the cake mix. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes. Will be cooked when toothpick comes out clean from center.

In a small bowl mix the cream cheese, milk, butter, icing sugar and mix with an electric beater. mix well and put on to the top of the warm muffins. Will melt.

Trouleshooting: I made 10 1/2 muffins but the cinnamon mix on top bubbled and spilled over the muffin tray on to the bottom of my oven. If you can maybe try putting the cinnamon mix in first or put smaller amounts in the muffin tray and make more of them. The mix actually went hard like toffee so was an added bonus. 
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My little missy is celebrating her 5th birthday this month and we had a party really early this year so her friends could come. Here is just a couple of her. 

Rolling the cake balls for the cake pops. Unfortunately I forgot
to take photos of the finished product but they tasted good. 
 The candy table that she wanted. Not as fancy as I was hoping but 
the kids barely touched the lollies they were happy playing 
with each other. 
 Ashley posing with the huge lollipop cases we found at the $2 shop.
They contained 8 little lollipops. 

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