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Feb 10th

Episodes » Ep 58: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Welcome Economy Bites readers and viewers! We're so happy to be back RIGHT in time for Valentines Day! Single or coupled, Valentines day is a time for love...and SWEETS! So today we're celebrating with something sugary and pink: fresh strawberry cupcakes!

Our cupcake recipe comes from Little Cupcake Bakeshop, the first and only carbon-neutral bakery in New York (SoHo to be exact). The Bakeshop is a beautiful family owned joint  in a great location that serves some of the best treats this side of Willy Wonka (blue velvet cupcakes? YES PLEASE!) Whenever you stop in for a cupcake, piece of pie and/or cup of coffee, you're doing the environment a big favor, PLUS you're getting a treat made from only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. That makes you feel a little better about an afternoon cupcake, right? RIGHT!

Go there now! On my last trip, I got some tasty snacks and a lesson on proper cupcake frosting technique. Take a look!


Tags: cupcakes
Recipes » Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes


-1 cup unsalted butter
-2 cups sugar
-3 eggs, beaten
-2 cups finely diced fresh strawberries
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt

-3 TBSP softened unsalted butter.
-2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
-3/4 tsp vanilla extract
-2 TBSP whole milk


Tags: cupcakes, little cupcake bakeshop, strawberries, dessert, valentines day

Sep 16th

Episodes » Episode 44: Cara's Carrot Cupcakes

Welcome to part 2 of our collaboration with Big Girls Small Kitchen. In today's kitchen we team up with Cara, the other 1/2 of the BGSK duo to make a dessert to compliment our Fishballs from last week.

Both Daniel and I are huge carrot cake fans, so you can imagine our delight when Cara suggested we make them in cupcake form for our episode together. Usually I think desserts are a lot harder to make then savory dishes (a lot less room for error) but I felt that this recipe was surpringly easy. The simplicity comes across in the video as well, I dont know if we've ever produced such a chill, slow paced episode. I kinda love it!


Tags: cupcakes, carrot cake, carrot cupcakes, dessert, big girls small kitchen
Recipes » Cara's Carrot Cupcakes!


-6 or 7 carrots, peeled and grated (about 3 cups)

-1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

-3/4 cup whole wheat flour

-1/2 nutmeg

-2 tsp cinnamon

-2 tsp ground ginger

-2 tsp baking soda

-1 tsp salt

-1 cup sugar

-1 cup light or dark brown sugar

-1 cup Canola oil

-4 large eggs

-1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

-1/2 cup raisins (optional)


-8 oz. cream cheese

-12 oz. butter, softened

-1 cup powdered sugar

-3 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)


Tags: cupcakes, carrots, carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes, dessert
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