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Monday, March 12, 2012

Something Sweet

Hello, dear friends.  Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It's been a lovely day today, why?  Well, because today I saw my granddaughter for the first time through an ultrasound.  I already love her and cannot wait to hold her in my arms.  You know, this will be grandchild number 3 !  Aren't I a lucky gal?  So, in a couple of months you'll hear about my cheers.  We are blessed!

Today I was going to share a seafood recipe, but how can I write about fish and a baby in the same post.  It's just impossible!!  It has to be something feminine, sweet, and some pink.



                               Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Courtesy of allrecipes

Ingredients:                                            Yield: 28-30 cupcakes


1 package devil's food cake mix

1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup sour cream

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup warm water

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin tins with paper liners.
In  bowl of electric mixer, mix cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil,  eggs, and water.  Stir in chocolate chips. Fill liners up to 3/4 full.  Bake for 20 minutes or until inserter comes out clean.
Note:  This chocolate batter is divine; just perfect chocolate flavor and texture.


Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 tablespoon meringue powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar

2 tablespoons whole milk

Directions:

Mix shortening and butter with white paddle of electric mixer until smooth.  Add meringue powder, vanilla extract and milk. Gradually add sifted confectioner's sugar at low speed, one cup at a time.  If mixture is too stiff, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency.

For this particular icing, I used pink and purple coloring, and topped with white pearls.





















2 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful cupcakes!

RosyCooks said...

Thank you so much!

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