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Ada Belle's Cupcakes

Ada Belle
My aunt Jackie is one of the best cooks and bakers I have ever known. I am saying that without bias because anyone who's tried my aunts dishes and baked goods would say the same thing. Ada, which is a nickname my ate Katrina gave my aunt since she couldn't pronounce "Auntie Jackie" properly, made my birthday extra special by baking her ultra mouthwatering carrot & walnut and chocolate banana cupcakes! My aunt knows how to incorporate fruits into pastries and make them more desirable to eat. 

Here is the carrot walnut cupcake sans the frosting. I've mentioned several times in my previous posts how I like nuts and hearing that crunch every time I bite into it makes eating a lot more fun. The cake itself is soft, so having two contrasting textures in one cupcake is enough to keep you guessing.

Chocolate Banana Cupcake
3 is better than 1
There are two flavors in this bunch. One batch of the chocolate banana cupcakes just came out of the oven sporting a darker look although both batches are equally palatable.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Just before they were placed in the oven, I got to take shots. Although, I wasn't able to capture the cupcakes in their baked form. This will have to do for now. But if you must know, my aunt makes killer red velvet cupcakes! ;) 

You can definitely taste the bananas. What's great about it is how the chocolate and banana flavors don't overpower one another. In fact, they combine wonderfully and still keep their distinct tastes intact. I cannot begin to express how much I love the icing my aunt makes! Not only does it taste rich and sweet, it's also pleasing to the eye. 

Ada Belle is an endearment my Uncle Dave gave my aunt. Everybody, all together now, "AWWWWWW!" The name stuck ever since and I think it would be such a fitting name for my Aunt's future cupcake business. *teehee*

My aunt is quite the artsy lady. She has this cake decorating kit and pipes out all sorts of icing designs onto the cupcake. I actually tried icing one cupcake the last time there were cupcakes in the house and I think I'll just leave the decorating bit to my aunt. Ha. 

Pretty pink iced chocolate banana cupcakes ready to be eaten! 

I actually learned a lot of the things I know now from my aunt when it comes to baking. Seeing my aunt bake propelled me to try my hand in the kitchen. I would look through my aunt's cook books and recipe stash and I eventually decided to test how far I could go. I started baking cookies, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, bread pudding, ensaymada and my ultimate favorite, apple pie. I haven't tried baking cakes yet, which is something my aunt is great at, but I'll learn sooner or later. 

The best part about having someone in the family who bakes is that everyone at home gets to sample all the baked goods, a lot like a taste testing team. I'm lucky to be born into a family who not only excels at eating, but at cooking and baking too. Here's to more calorie-rich treats that grace our hips, thighs and bellies! 

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5 Responses to “Ada Belle's Cupcakes”

  1. I can attest to that, your Adda Belle being great in baking and cooking! Indeed you are lucky because you are learning from The MASTER. winks-winks!

    I'd like to try her red velvet cupcakes. Carrot cupcakes is one of my faves too! High calories they are, I don't care! But I portion my eating though. Hah! :P~

    We do have similar taste buds young lady. I looooove apple pie too and with lots of cinnamon please! Yum!

    See what you did? I always end up craving! Now I will have to bake a chocolate moist cake! No, I don't eat the whole cake. I share with my girlfriends when they come have coffee with me. They are my food tasters! Haha!

  2. P.S. to my comment:

    Adda Belle ~ aaaaawwwwww.... so sweet! =)

    love, love, loooove!

  3. Auntie Sandy, when you come here, I'll bake you some apple pie! Dieting isn't allowed in our house. *teehee*

    You'll enjoy the red velvet and carrot walnut cupcakes that Ada bakes, auntie! :)

  4. Thanks for the beautiful write up Tene. I am so flattered!

    Cat Lady's mom (the late Auntie Fely was a good cook too!) and mommy too (lolang) so, we all grew up with good food around. That's why the kitchen is my favorite place:-)

  5. Oh and I love the name Adabelle. Thanks to my "Daveheart":-)