Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day is starting off a bit soggy today.....

However, we need the rain and with all the
hot and humid weather of late,
the crops and gardens have been flourishing
and growing by leaps and bounds!

It's the perfect day to chillax on
the deck with a banana cupcake and a glass of milk....

I love long weekends!
And, I think I finally found the banana cupcake
recipe that works for me.....

It's a "Taste of Home" recipe
The only thing I changed was the frosting.
I used my mom's old fashioned 
brown sugar icing.

BTW - perhaps the trick to getting this recipe to work
might be that half way through mixing the batter,
I remembered that I was to take a snack to the church
for the morning Vacation Bible School children?
I turned off the preheating oven, covered up the half mixed batter,
grabbed the cheese and whisked off to deliver it.
1 hour later I returned to my cupcake task
and it turned out great, 
in spite of me.

The cupcakes baked
nice and rounded and didn't drop while cooling.

I think I'll keep
this recipe....

Here is the "Easy Brown Sugar Icing" recipe - it's yummy on any kind of cake or cupcake!

Easy Brown Sugar Icing

1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
¼ Cup milk - I used coffee cream
½ Cup butter
1 ¾ Cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
Melt butter and add the brown sugar.  Cook over low heat for 2 minutes stirring constantly.  Add milk and continue stirring until mixture comes to a full boil.  Remove from heat, cool slightly and then add the vanilla and  icing sugar– mix with electric beater till smooth - add more or less icing sugar as needed until the right consistency to spread. Spread on cake immediately while the icing is still warm.

Till next time ............ Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family. We are truly blessed to live in this great country!


  1. "Chillax" is a new word to me! Have a fine day just chillaxin' on the porch. We are running the AC today it's so warm. Tried to tough it out yesterday, but didn't get a thing done!

    Thanks for the recipes! I'm snagging the frosting one for sure.

  2. Happy Canada Day to you. We might have our warmest day of the year so far today. Looks like you are having perfect cupcake and tea or coffee weather!

  3. I'm so glad you posted those banana cupcakes. I always have ripe bananas in the freezer so anything banana is appreciated. And that icing looks incredible. I remember my mom putting it on a spice cake. But I hadn't remembered til I read this post :) I'm definitely going to try it! Hope you have a wonderful Canada Day celebration!

  4. My mouth is watering, Rosella, from your brown sugar icing! I am definitely going to try that. Hope your Canada Day was a happy one!

  5. It's late in the day here.. but I am still wishing you a happy Canada day while it has an hour and a half left here.
    Those cupcakes look pretty delicious Rosella.

  6. Those cupcakes do look yummy! Happy belated Canada Day to you from across the country!

  7. Hope you had a lovely Canada Day, my friend!!! LOVE the look of your brown sugar icing :)

  8. I love those long hot weekends...they truly remind us of summer...but incidentally you had rain. That's a call for baking in our home. I can taste one of those muffins watering in my mouth right now with a smudge of maple syrup. Enjoy!


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