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never fail cupcakes

never fail cupcakes

You need:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 cup coca
  3. 1 cup butter
  4. 3 cups flour
  5. 1 cup sour milk (to sour put 1 teaspoon of vinegar – let is get sour overnight
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  7. 2 teaspoons soda (Hirschhornsalz)
  8. 1,5 cups sugar
  9. 1 cup hot water

For the frosting:

  1. Powdered sugar (Puderzucker)
  2. Soft butter
  3. Milk (teaspoon-wise, shouldn’t be too liquidy)
  4. Cocoa

For decoration

  1. Smarties

Put these ingredients into a bowl in the order they are given.
Do not mix until last item has been added. Then beat well.
Put butter in muffin tins.

Bake at 190 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 24 cups.

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Flotni (israelic cake)

For the dough:

  1. 500g flower
  2. 300g butter
  3. 100g sugar
  4. 1/2 glas white wine
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 1 egg for the coat


Mix everything and put the dough in the fridge for one hour.
After that you separate it into 5 pieces.

For the filling you’ll need:
Take an oven-safe form, not too small, an add first a layer of dough, then a layer of the filling, then a layer of dough and so on, until the last layer of dough lays on top.

1. layer:

  • 1 glas plum butter
  • 250g grinded nuts
  • 1 bag raising (if you like them)

Start with a layer of dough first, then add the rest
2. layer:

  • 50g honey
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 soup spoons of white wine

Always start with a layer of dough!
You can either mix all three together or put them on separately.
3. layer:

  • 2 bags of poppy seeds

4. layer:

  • 4 cut up apples

They might not all fit and remember, you still need a cover topping of dough.
On the top coat of the dough you whisk a egg and spread it on it. The last thing you do is pull lines with a fork.
Bake for one hour at 175 C° Celsius. Enjoy! (It will feed a lot of people)
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*Note to self: next time use less dough, plum butter and poppy seeds and more apples.

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