And the Birthday Marathon continues!
Our daughter, Hatti, turns 9 this weekend. And I really am beside myself, wondering, “How did those years pass by so quickly?” Of course, for her, that time has travelled a bit more slowly, as she has had her sights set on “double digits” for a few years now. ;-)
Hatti has never been the typical cake with frosting kind of girl when it comes to celebrating her birthday. After taking one, maybe two, bites out of her first few years’ worth of decorated cakes and cupcakes, I changed my approach. I wanted her to have her cake…and eat it, too!
So for the next few years, I made chocolate chip cookie cakes, decorated brownie cakes, and layered brownie towers. And she happily ate her cake!
This year, however, I daringly ventured back into cupcake world with a recipe I was quite certain Hatti would approve of. After seeing Martha Stewart’s cute as can be Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, and knowing Hatti’s love for that famous cookie, I confidently gave these cupcakes a shot.
The original recipe’s Seven-Minute Frosting, however, received only so-so reviews online. So I exchanged it for a slightly sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. I just can’t go wrong with cream cheese frosting in this house. I do think it was a brilliant change-up.
And to my delight, so did Hatti! These pretty little cakes were completely embraced by her. Hatti ate cake!!
The cupcakes were moist and beautifully fragrant all on their own. Then, topped with a puffy swirl of cream cheese frosting and a dusting of cinnamon-sugar, they were made snickerdoodle-perfect.
Happy Birthday, sweet Hatti!
Hatti and my dad (on the right) share the same March birthday, and Blake’s dad (on the left) celebrates just two days before them. We have been blessed to share many birthday celebrations together. And this is one of my favorite photos in the whole wide world.
Yield: about 28 regular size cupcakes
Cook Time:20 minutes
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