Almost every single teenager loves pizza. Pizza is the greatest invention known to mankind (next to cupcakes, of course!). But honestly, pizza is just amazing… if it’s cold – its good, let’s face it; even if it’s bad, it’s still pretty good! I think you get the point about how much I love pizza! So in honor of pizza, I decided to give you guys a recipe… have you guessed it yet?!…. PIZZA CUPCAKES! Now, savory cupcakes aren’t really my thing, but when it comes to pizza, I’m up for anything! So I found this fantastic recipe at www.kirbiecravings.com and I’m just ansioso to try it! Buona fortuna!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk (optional: additional 2 tbsp milk)
1 cup mini pepperonis
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Additional 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of mini pepperonis for topping
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cupcake pan with liners. (Note: it’s better to grease and bake directly in pan because the muffins will stick to the liners. It’s less messy with the liners but the exterior of the batter does stick to the liners, so if you don’t want that I would suggest baking directly into the muffin pan.)
2. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add in vegetable oil, egg and 1/3 cup milk into flour mixture and stir until batter is smooth. It will be sticky. (Add in another 2 tsbp milk if desired.) Fold/stir in cheese and pepperoni. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.
3. Bake for about 18 minutes until muffins turn out golden and knife inserted comes out clean. Right before eating, top muffins with more cheese and about five slices of mini pepperoni and bake for 4-5 minutes at 350F until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.