The weather was extremely good for a hike, and there was no way we could pass it up. It has been a custom of 4 years for us to get out and hike as soon as the temperature rises. And we are lucky to be living in the right place to make it possible, the foothills of Rocky Mountains. We love exploring the mountains, both by driving and hiking. To my husband and my great excitement our kids share the same passion. They both walk/hike without complaining and my 2 ½ year old son did us proud by doing ¾ th of a mile without complaining. Precious! Now we are itching to do mountain exploring with him. Kids really have fun on these trips. What with elks, moose, snakes and birds to spot and keep an eye out for. Fantastic!
And for us parents children never fail to add to the entertainment. I had packed snacks for us all and my little boy claimed the goldfish crackers. A whole packet! Of course, his sister wanted some. But he was not giving any. I know for sure because he made it clear through his expression, speech and manner. Now, I love both kids equally and decided my precious daughter deserved some goldfish crackers too. He had a tight grip on that packet except when he gave it to me in exchange for his water bottle. On one occasion, when I knew he was not looking. I can vouch for this anywhere - he was not looking! I snatched a handful and passed it on to his sister. I returned him the packet and was about to walk on when I heard the lil imp say - "Mamma robbed me." Some one tell me, how do we keep a straight face? He looked at his father and said again -"My crackers are missing and Mamma did it" I was going crackers by then!
Such is life! And in the mean time, I had promised my little one that I will make him cupcakes during Easter. He had spotted the Sprinkle cupcakes. I finally made good of that promise and here is the recipe for you too.
All purpose flour- 1 1/4 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Butter,at room temp- 6 Tbsp
Egg- 1 large and 1 egg white
Pure vanilla extract- 1 1/2 tsp
Milk- 1/2 cup
Rainbow Sprinkles- 2 Tbsp
1.Preheat oven at 350 degree F. Grease or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
2.Sift together the flour,salt and baking powder.
3.Beat the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
4.Add the egg and egg white one after the other and mix until everything is combined.
5.Add the vanilla extract and mix again.
6.Mix in the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with milk, staring andhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif ending with flour mixture.
7.Fold in the sprinkles and spoon out into the prepared pan.
8.Bake for about 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9.Cool on a wire rack and do the frosting of your preferred choice.
1.You could use any white cake/vanilla cake recipe for making this.
2.I used whipped cream frosting. You can find the recipe here.
3.This makes 12 cupcakes.
Recipe adapted from: Here