Monday, April 26, 2010

Tiny Grape Upside-Down Cakes

Adding the grapes.
Today is another review of a different cooking recipe source. Anyone who has followed this blog knows how much we love Rachel Ray in this house. So much so that I ordered a subscription to Everyday with Rachel Ray when I found a deal (thanks Jenn!) I love the diversity of the magazine and all of the wonderful recipes. I thought of Audrey when I came across this recipe:
Tiny Grape Upside-Down Cakes

  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and place 2 tsp apple jelly and a layer of grape halves at the bottom of each cup. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; stir in the walnuts. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter and egg. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack for about 2 minutes, then invert onto the rack to cool completely. Dust with the confectioners' sugar before serving. 
Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Place the jelly and grapes in the muffin cups
  2. Crack the egg
  3. Add ingredients and whisk
  4. Place in muffin cups
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Slice grapes
  3. Help add ingredients
  4. Place in oven
This was so easy. I prepped the grapes ahead of time so it was as simple as a quick mix and pop them in the oven. These would be so easy to make in the morning and let them bake while you get ready. Gather the ingredients the night before.

For those of you who know us you might be wondering to yourself...where is Maurene during all of this cooking? I finally decided to take a picture of her and show you. It used to be a lot tougher to cook while Maurene was awake. That is why we made a lot of dinners in the beginning. It is a whole lot easier now that she can do a few things for herself.

Enjoying her food.


  1. What a great recipe and I love how you break it out into your tasks and your daughters tasks. So cute!

  2. I have old grapes that would be perfect for this.


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