One of the best (and worst) things about December is all of the delicious baked goodies, which are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I contributed a lot to their ubiquitous-ness this season.
My sweet friend, Erica, whom I met at the 2008 Lindau Meeting in Germany, drove up from Philly one Saturday to eat lunch downtown, knit socks, and bake desserts. We made a batch of my mom's Candy Cane cookies and also chose a spicy ginger cupcake recipe out of 1 Teig, 100 Kuchen.
Which, by the way, is apparently also in English.
So here is our batch of Ingwer-Cupcakes!
The batter was pretty simple and included a ton of cinnamon and ginger.
While the cupcakes baked, we got the candy cane cookies ready:
The best part by far was the candied ginger. I am now obsessed with candied ginger. I will take gifts of buckets of candied ginger. Candied ginger.
Finally, we gave them two thumbs up! :D
The cupcakes themselves weren't too sweet, which was complimented perfectly by the very sugary, lightly orange-flavored buttercream frosting.
Next time would:
~add nutmeg and candied ginger to the batter.
~candied ginger lovers.
And because he hasn't been on the blog enough lately, here is Faraday in his box: