Katzu knows that Sunday afternoons are made for cupcakes. He looks forward to baking with me & before I can even get myself turned around, he already has the big red mixing bowl, measuring cups, pans & paper liners, cake mix, eggs, oil & water lined up & ready on our table.
1 box white cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tbs almond extract
1/2 cup peach syrup
Mix until blended well.
We used mini-cupcakes for the 1st batch & regular sized cupcakes for the second round.
Into each of the paperliners, Katz sprinkled a pinch of cinnamon sugar then put 1 tbs of cake batter on top & another sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on the top of that.
The mini's went into the oven @ 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Brought them out & cooled them down for about 20 minutes. The regulars went into the oven @ 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Cooled for 30 minutes.
Katzu chose a vanilla bean cream frosting & sprinkled the tops with more cinnamon sugar.
I liked my SookiDoodle without frosting because in the oven, the sugar on the top caramelized & was slightly crunchy.
(I confess I ate 4 mini's. 2 with frosting & 2 without. I promise to run an extra mile this morning!)
With Love & Delicious Sooki-Doodles ~