Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cinnamon Muffins

K and I were invited to a friend's house for the morning. This little boy also loves trains and cars, just like K. I'd planned on making some car/train-themed dessert to bring along, but hadn't decided on what. Then yesterday, the mom mailed that a little girl will be joining the play date. I started to question my car idea.

I've been wanting to bake cake since cookies have been my thing as of late. Thinking about this, I remembered that I have a car cupcake mold, as well as a heart cupcake mold - perfect solution to the boy/girl situation.

I didn't want to frost them because taking frosted anything to some else's house knowing that three two-year olds will be making a huge mess of things is just wrong. I settled on cinnamon muffins. I used this recipe - it was fast enough to make in the morning before going, easy and I didn't have to run to the grocery store for any ingredients.

K wanted to help, so I have few photos of the process. It is only matter of time before K makes a huge mess when handling a bowl full of dry ingredients and a whisk. I beat the clock today!!

After filling up the car and heart molds, I still had some batter left, so I used these adorable paper cups given to me by my best friend from college. I was waiting to use them for something special, but I've had them for nearly a year and while not special, I thought they'd look cute with these muffins. OMG did they look adorable! Little red tulips - I wish I would have used them during the spring. Thanks, Lees!!

The cars and hearts turned out pretty cute as well.

The kiddies gobbled them up without making too big of a mess. Success all around!


  1. These are adorable Anna. I love cinnamon and have never tried making cinnamon muffins before. This recipe looks nice and simple, I might have to whip these up this weekend! Did you tweak anything or make it as it's written?

    1. Thanks, Lees!! And thanks again for the red wrappers. They were so cute!

      The only things I changed were the amount of milk and cooking time. I ran out of milk, so used a bit of cream to top it off. Also, I made 14 of them and I thought they were quite small. I baked them for about 5 minutes under the suggested baking time.

      Let me know how it goes!