I wanted to revisit these shamefully good cupcakes for a couple of reasons. One, when I took the original pictures the first time it was in a dark kitchen on my iPhone in the middle of a party and the pictures didn’t do the cupcakes justice. The second is that to this day that post is my most viewed post by far every single day and I figured going in to the holidays we all need an incredible dessert recipe. Some of you that are newer to the blog weren’t following this summer and never saw these, so let me explain: rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a homemade caramel, swirled with decadent peanut butter buttercream frosting, drizzled with caramel and topped with chocolate curls and honey roasted salted peanuts…. a snickers bar in the form of a cupcake! The recipe and step by step pictures can be found here in the original post and I hope you all get the chance to make these this holiday season! Also, the giveaway ended last night and the winner is…. GINGER G.! Email me (email@example.com) and I’ll set you up with all the details on how to get your prize!
Last weekend our family and lots of family friends had a big golf outing and then headed back to my parents house for a party afterwards. My dad’s birthday was this past week so I wanted to make him something special to have that night. His favorite dessert is Snickers bars so I decided to make a cupcake that incorporated all the key ingredients from that: chocolate, caramel and peanuts. I made chocolate cupcakes and filled them with caramel, swirled the tops with peanut butter buttercream and topped them with chocolate curls, a drizzle of caramel and chopped peanuts. The star of the show for me was the homemade caramel, which takes a lot of practice to perfect but is so delicious that it’s worth it. The first two pictures were taken the night of the party on my iPhone and don’t do the cupcakes justice, the third one is a clearer view of them! Click here to get the recipe and see how they’re made!
We celebrated my mom’s 49th birthday at her house in Jamestown this past weekend. As an amazing gift, her good friend came over and made our whole family dinner and hors d’oeuvres. She took care of everything, just asking me to make the cake! My mom’s not a huge cake fan, which posed a bit of a challenge because likes the frosting much more than the actual cake! She does like chocolate chip cake so I decided to do 2 layers of that with a third layer in the middle of marble chocolate chip cake. For the filling I went with a simple chocolate ganache and a traditional buttercream for the frosting. To “dress” it up and add more frosting than neccessary I iced it in a basket weave design and made chocolate curls to top the cake. Click here to get the recipe and see how it’s made!