Pear-Chardonnay Momcakes

Momcake Noun [momkeyk]

A small sweet, baked food, made with alcohol, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, and eggs normally served at a kick ass gathering of ladies who are ready to party.

Alright so this is not a real word…….yet.

I have learned that when baking yummy adult treats I have to call them something other than cupcakes or the kiddos go crazy (and these are only for the big people).

Time for some Pear-Chardonnay Momcakes…….

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I ran across a recipe a few years back on a blog called “Shazam in the Kitchen” that this is based on.  I switched up the cake part to make it super simple but the icing recipe is exactly as I found it all those years ago.

So the cake is super easy……take one white cake mix, make the batter as instructed on the box then mix in 1/2 cup diced pears (I used the canned kind in lite syrup) and 1/2 cup chardonnay.  Fill cupcakes liners with batter and bake according to box instructions…..easy peasy.

Icing ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pear juice (I used the lite syrup from the can of pears I diced for the cake)
  • 1/4 cup Chardonnay
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Mix pear juice, Chardonnay and dark brown sugar in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Simmer uncovered until mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup and is thick and syrupy.  Set aside and cool.

Mix in separate bowl mix the cream cheese and butter together then carefully mix in the powdered sugar.  Pour in the cooled pear syrup mixture and mix well.

The hard part is trying to frost the cupcakes without eating all of the icing……seriously this icing is ridiculously good but even better when it makes it on the momcake.

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Hopefully you find an opportunity to try these…..they are just that good!!

 

 

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