Friday, March 2, 2012

Hotdog Cupcakes

The Good Daughter loves hot dogs. I blame The Good Husband. It all started after he took her to the hardware store with him and they just happened to have a hot dog stand there. Now it's all she wants to eat.

I made this one night when TGH and I were having lamb kabobs for dinner. Unsure if TGD would eat lamb, I made these as her meat option. Needless to say, she gobbled these down and half my lamb.

At first these little guys look just like a regular cornbread muffin but... 

cut them open and see the hot dogs. 

TGD went nuts over these. She kept calling them her hotdog cupcakes.

They were super simple to make and keep well for leftovers the next day.

1 cup all purpose flour 
1 cup cornmeal 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
2 eggs 
1 cup milk 
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or oil
1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 
6 hot dogs, cut into 4 pieces  

~Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

~In a large mixing bowl mix together flour, cornmeal, salt, and baking powder until combines. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, milk, applesauce and sugar. Combine wet and dry ingredients, careful not to over mix. 

~Pour batter into lined or oiled muffin cups, filling 3/4 of the way full. Insert two pieces of hot dog and spread batter over top to cover. 

~Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean Remove from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

recipe adapted from: Happy Good Time Blog found via Pinterest


Scottish Twins said...

Cute idea! My kids would love these!

gigiofca said...
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gigiofca said...

Great recipe. I can see kids freaking out over these at a party.