Ryn's Recipes Revisited: Sweet Date Cupcakes

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It's been a while since I made cupcakes or visited my other blog and I thought it might be fun re-posting the 38 cupcake recipes I abandoned over at Ryn's Recipes (Ryn was my childhood knickname so be the name) and every Friday for the next 38 weeks this one is an awesome super sweet and super moist cc made with dried dates topped with straight sugar icing  and got the prize for the best of February '10.

  • 3/4 stick of butter at room temperature
  • 6 ounces of chopped dates soaked in 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/4 cup flour 
  • 1/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup milk
-Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
place chopped dates in a small bowl and pour 1/4 cup of boiling water over them.  Let sit for a few minutes.
Then cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. then cream together with dates,will be lumpy. Add the egg and mix well.
Add in sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the milk. Mix only until blended.  
Fill cupcake cups 3/4 full. 
makes 9-12 cupcakes
Bake 20 - 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.



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