Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boston Red Sox

Boston Baked Bean Cupcakes

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup molasses


In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Add baking soda to remaining crumb mixture. Stir in water and molasses.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 to 6 cups powdered sugar, depending on desired consistency
Cream the butter and cream cheese together in an electric mixer. (Be sure that the two are at room temperature. Cold cream cheese or butter can make your frosting lumpy.) Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract, and beat for about 2 minutes. Turn off mixer and add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Turn the mixer on a low speed so the sugar doesn’t fly out of the bowl. Slowly add more sugar alternately with the milk until you reach your desired consistency