Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Java Chip Cupcakes

Although I am not a coffee drinker, I love coffee ice cream! Let me rephrase...I love coffee ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup! So this week I have combined these two to make a great tasting cupcake, that could even be eaten for breakfast :)

 I did cheat this week and use a box cake mix..Duncan Hines (which I think is the best out there) and I added 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips.  For the frosting: cream cheese, butter, 2 tbsp. of irish cream coffee and powdered sugar.  This icing tops my list as one of the best tasting icings that I have had.  The flavor is hinted with coffee, but not too much.  If you wanted a stronger coffee flavor, just increase the amount you put in.  Hope you enjoy the pictures :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Refreshing Cupcakes on a hot summer day....

This weeks cupcake recipe was one requested by my husband: French Vanilla Pink Lemonade Cupcake with Pink Lemonade Cream Cheese Frosting.....and since we live in Florida what better that lemonade to cool you off on a hot and humid summer day :)  Enjoy!

                                                               Two key ingredients

I was a little disappointed when these came out of the oven.  The middle sunk in and the cake stuck to the side of the paper.  I am going to have to find a way to fix that next time.  Even so, these cupcake have good flavor.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame.....

Baseball cake pops for a 40th birthday party.

                                                                                      My new cake pop stand

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

This week's cupcakes include two of my all time favorite ingredients: Reese's peanut butter cups and Jif peanut butter.  The recipe was taken from but was also adjusted a little.  Here is the recipe that I followed:

1 package devil’s food cake mix
1 small package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup water
4 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
24 Reese’s Miniatures; frozen 
The good stuff :)

 putting the candy inside....                                                              Peanut Butter Buttercream


                                                             The surprise inside :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Although it is not Wednesday :) We decided to make some patriotic cupcakes to celebrate the 4th!