Tres Leches Cupcakes and fam time

31 Aug

Being home for longer than a weekend means spending time with some very, very important people.

I headed over to my aunt’s house to do some baking for them and my great grandma. These ladies are hilarious. My grandma is in her 90’s but still as sassy as ever. I left getting told that I’m going to be an old maid and that she was going to start talking about me as soon as I left. I love the honesty? I hope I’m just like that when I’m her age.

Oh, she also told me to she had an outfit my little sister would love. It’s a velvet top/pant set that didn’t fit her. And it’s black. Obviously my sis is going to jump at the chance to get her 23-year-old body in this hot number. I didn’t even know velvet was a legit fabric for clothes.

I finally got to see the new addition to the fam, Miss Lilly Grace. She’s the cutest, happiest baby I have ever seen. No tears, no fussing. Just lotsa smiles and giggling… just how a baby should be. I’m the oldest great-grandchild and she’s the youngest. 24 years of separation.

So, I’m finally posting pictures/recipes of things I’ve baked. Because, yeah. If you didn’t know, my blog is called YummySheBaked for a reason. And I can write about things other than boys and school and stuff.

Tres Leches Cupcake (via)

Moist and light, these cupcakes are always a winner. The actual cupcake is very simple to make, but it really takes patience to wait for them to absorb the liquid. I’ve made them dozens of times and seriously fight with the desire to pour the liquid over them. DON’T do it. Some of your cupcakes will be dry if you do. I also included my favorite whipped cream recipe. I like to dust freshly ground cinnamon over the top, but I’m sure store-bought ground cinnamon tastes great too.

Yields= 20 cupcakes

6ea  Large eggs, separated

1c  Sugar

1/4t  Baking Soda

1/4t  Salt

1/2c  Butter, melted

1c  All Purpose Flour, sifted

1can  Condensed Milk

1can  Evaporated Milk

3/4c  Heavy Cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare cupcake pans, two liners per cupcake.
  2. Combine egg yolks and sugar until completely combined.
  3. Whisk whites, baking soda, and salt until soft peaks (the peak should fall over slightly)
  4. Add a little bit of whipped whites to the yolk/sugar mixture.
  5. Fold in yolks to whites until you see only a few streaks. Try to not deflate the eggs.
  6. Fold in a little bit of eggs to melted butter, then fold in butter to egg mixture.
  7. Fold in sifted flour.
  8. Using a cookie scoop, fill liners 2/3 way full.
  9. Bake 20-25min.
  10. Whisk condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream until combined.
  11. Poke wholes in hot cupcakes. Using a pastry brush, brush each cupcake with Tres Leches mixture one by one, going over each one until you use all the mixture.

Whipped Cream

2c  Heavy Cream

1/4c  Sugar

1/2t  Vanilla Extract

pinch  Salt

1. Whisk until medium peak.

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