Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies


I love sweets! More specifically, I love cake, cookies and cupcakes! I love baking them. Decorating them. Eating them! You get my drift? Seriously can't get enough of these sweets and before all of the specialty cupcake shops popped up a few years ago, I was baking them myself.



You first need either really strong arms or your favorite mixer to get all the good stuff mixed up with. I have a hand held and a fabulous pink Kitchenaid I don't use often enough. Isn't it pretty?



I was making oatmeal raisin and oatmeal with chocolate + peanut butter chips here.

Then you need some ideas! I find a lot of my ideas on my Cupcakes Pinterest board.



Made these for Easter last year!



For a friends little boy Birthday party that was Mickey centric!



Not all of them turn out pretty, like the football ones but they can still be appreciated for all of your hard work. The Lime ones and the one with the little chocolate chips which was a cookie dough frosting. nom nom.



Especially these. I'm not a cake decorating artist...more of an accent girl! Go UCF Knights!!!



I've even used one of those baking forms for a birthday cake cupcake a few years ago!

Now, none of these recipes are listed below because while delicious, aren't my favorite cake/cupcake recipe. Nor are they as easy as my mom always made it seem.

This one is derived from box mix, store icing and chocolate pudding!

Triple Chocolate Cake (Cupcakes)

Triple Chocolate Cake Printable Recipe

Ingredients
1 pkg (2 layer size) chocolate or devil's food cake or pudding-incl. cake mix
1 pkg (4 serving size) Jell-O brand instant chocolate pudding and pie filling
1 3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 pkg (12 ozs) chocolate chips (reserve some for decorations)

Directions
Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix by hand or with mixer until well blended, about (2) two minutes. Pour into 2 9-inch round cake pans or 10-inch tube or fluted pan, that has been greased and floured.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed.
DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pan and finish cooling on rack.
Spring confectioner's sugar or frost with vanilla frosting and top with chocolate chips!

We always put icing in the middle of the two layers of cake because OMG that extra frosting is the bomb dot com!

This can definitely be done as cupcakes, but those directions are in my head :)

What's your favorite cake or sweet recipe?


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12 comments:

  1. I love making them but I always give them away! Anything with chocolate and peanutbutter is a win for me!

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  2. I am such a wimp when it comes to decorating - I'm always afraid my hard work will look awful so I just stick with cookies! haha! I have 3 books on adorable cupcakes too

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  3. Ohh those look so good! Why must you tempt me so? lol

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  4. I loooove me some cupcakes!!!! Red Velvet is where it's AT, baby!

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  5. That Mixer is adorable! I so want a pink one!

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  6. I LOVE cupcakes. Little tastes of deliciousness. For some reason I feel less guilty eating them then eating a big slice of cake or pie.

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  7. I love to bake! And I love my Kitchen Aid mixer! I got it almost 21 years ago as a wedding gift when they only came in white. It looks pretty rough, but it still works perfectly fine.

    One of the very few A to Z posts I have actually planned involves cupcakes, too :)

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  8. OMG I am dying looking at these :)

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  9. coool....I love cakes or sweets of any kind..not a big fan of cup cakes though...I keep trying my hand at baking regular cakes...once I go into my new home, will do it full fancy :P

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  10. The cakes look yum!! Am a big fan of baking cakes.

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  11. I love me some cake and cupcakes too. Cool pictures.

    J.L. Campbell writes at The Character Depot and the Jamaican Kid Lit Blog.

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