Lucky Charms Cupcakes (Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook Giveaway)*

Lucky Charms Cupcakes (recipe on www.thenovicechefblog.com)

MY COOKBOOK IS OUT!!! (Imagine me screaming this from the rooftops & jumping like a maniac.)

This book (Cereal Sweets & Treats) has been a long time coming and it’s really exciting to have it in my hands. My first cookbook was pitched to me (meaning a publisher came up with the idea and pitched the idea to me). This cookbook was 100% my idea and I pitched it to many publishers looking for someone to say yes. Luckily, the lovely people over at Gibbs-Smith said YES! to me and now my dream cookbook is a reality.

I have dreamed of writing a cookbook for years, but always thought it was a pipe dream. Then two years ago, I decided I wanted to write a cookbook about desserts made with cereal. I started pitching the idea to different publishers. I hadn’t heard anything back from the publishers I contacted, when Adams Media reached out to me and told me about their idea for Mini Donuts.

I was excited to write the Mini Donuts cookbook and thought it would get my foot in the door for another cookbook down the line….but a few days later I received an email from Gibbs-Smith saying they wanted to publish my cookbook (Cereal Sweets & Treats) and they wanted to start right away! That means that within one week, I signed contracts to write TWO cookbooks at the same time. I am now a firm believer in be careful what you wish for! ;-)

Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook!

To celebrate the release of Cereal Sweets & Treats, I wanted to share a recipe from the book…and giveaway 3 copies! I had a really, really hard time deciding which recipe to share…it was like Sophie’s Choice, but harder. I have spent all week trying to pick a recipe, but it was near impossible. How can you pick from Fruit Loop Popsicles, Lucky Charms Macarons, Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats or these Lucky Charms Cupcakes??

I ended up tossing some recipes in a hat and drawing a winner. It was seriously that hard for me! If you buy the book, you have to promise me that you will try my two all time favorite recipes from it: Corn Pops Ice Cream and Cinnamon Cherrios Crunchies. And then do the unthinkable and put the Cinnamon Cherrios Crunchies on top of the Corn Pops Ice Cream like sprinkles. Oh My Gawd. Seriously, you will thank me, but your thighs won’t.

 

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Lucky Charms Cupcakes (Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook)

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup Lucky Charms
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil

for marshmallow frosting:
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together milk and Lucky Charms. Let soak for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain out cereal and discard. Set cereal milk aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. Add half of flour mixture and vegetable oil, stirring until combined. Add remaining flour mixture and cereal milk, stirring until fully combined.

Divide batter evenly among cupcake tins, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

for marshmallow frosting:

Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a double boiler over medium-high heat. Whisk egg white mixture constantly, until sugar has dissolved and the whites are foamy and warm to the touch.

Transfer egg whites to a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg whites until stiff, glossy peaks form. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and serve immediately.

recipe copyright via Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook

 

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36 Responses to “Lucky Charms Cupcakes (Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook Giveaway)”

  1. 1

    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 16, 2013 @ 1:48 am

    Congrats on your book being out! What an amazing feeling it must be to have it out and done…and that it’s your second book. You’re an old pro at this :)

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    Joanne — August 16, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    Both are such super fun cookbook “topics”! But I think I like the cereal sweet treats more…I mean, who doesn’t LOVE cereal at every meal! :P

  3. 3

    Tieghan — August 16, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Congrats Jessica!! The book looks and sounds AMAZING! I cannot wait to get my hands on both books!

  4. 4

    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 16, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Congratz on your new 2nd!! book, I hope this one goes as well as the first!. I have been inspired by cereal too and have a post in the making about a doughnut with cereal.

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — August 16, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Congrats on your second book! I have the first one and I can’t wait to get this one. I need to mail them to you to sign! I get so giddy when I know the author. Can’t wait to dive into this one!

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    Angie Heitman — August 16, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Hi Jessica Congrats on your second cookbok. I look forward to reading it.

  7. 7

    Vanessa — August 16, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    Awesome! I will need to make these for my nephew and of course, for me..LOL! :)

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — August 16, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    So exciting about your book!! And this recipe is just awesome. Pure brilliance to use the cereal milk!! I LOVE CEREAL MILK!! Especially when it’s with cocoa pebbles…. hehe

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    raquel from J.C. — August 16, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Congratulations and many many many books more!

  10. 10

    Jennie — August 16, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    I thought the survey would pop up when I entered, but it doesn’t seem to have. How do I access that?

  11. 11

    Rita A — August 16, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I would love to feature your book as a review giveaway on my blog!

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    Erin R. — August 16, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    It’s hard for me to even say words right now. The cereal milk at the bottom of the bowl is my favorite! What genius to steep cereal milk on purpose and use it in a recipe! Well done with the new cookbook, I’m looking forward to giving it a read.

  13. 13

    Windy P. — August 16, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    Congratulations on the cookbook!! Just finished our box of Lucky Charms. Guess we’ll need more… ;)

  14. 14

    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — August 16, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Congratulations! My husband will love these cupcakes, lucky charms are his favorite cereal.

  15. 15

    Elaine Krajanowski — August 16, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Love your Facebook postings!

  16. 16

    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 16, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Yayyy congrats on the new book, can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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    Kris Gamertsfelder — August 16, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    Those cupcakes look fabulous! And delicious

  18. 18

    traci — August 16, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Congratulations! So excited for you and to see more of your great creations. Always love seeing what you have made.

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — August 16, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a super fun book! Im so excited for you!!!

  20. 20

    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — August 16, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    OMG, you just made all of my childhood dreams come true! Congratulations on the cookbook – it sounds so fun!

  21. 21

    Zainab — August 17, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to get the book.

  22. 22

    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 17, 2013 @ 1:19 am

    Congrats to you on two amazing cookbooks!! These look incredible!!

  23. 23

    Dru @ Teenage Cakeland — August 17, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    Congrats on your book!! Here’s to many more :)

  24. 24

    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 18, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Congratulations. I’m am seriously going crazy to get my hands on a copy!!!

  25. 25

    Marcie@FlavortheMoments — August 18, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    Congrats on the cookbook! Sounds like fun, and looking at these cupcakes made me smile. They’re so bright and colorful, and I always loved Lucky Charms!

  26. 26

    Gina — August 21, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    OMG!! This is my kind of cookbook. I just ate a homemade Rice Krispie treat for my afternoon snack.

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    Stacey — August 21, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Congratulations! I’m a cereal addict. Yesterday morning I went to HEB to get all of our breakfast, lunch, and dinner stuff for the week. I had every base covered. Then right before dinner my husband and I saw a Frosted Flakes commercial and we were goners. We went BACK to HEB and I spent $40 on cereal, milk, and Mootopia. Way to be a responsible adult, right?

  28. 28

    Jessica of My Baking Heart — August 21, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Yahoo! Congrats, girlfriend! :)

  29. 29

    Marjory Betchkal — August 21, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    I just love all your recipes

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 29, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Huge congrats, Jessica! I can’t wait to get a copy:-)

    These cupcakes are too cute and look delicious.

  31. 31

    Nutmeg Nanny — August 29, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Ah!! Congratulations!!! How incredibly exciting :)

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