Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dark Chocolate and Espresso Bean Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Today we had these cupcakes!  They were awesome!  Here was my recipe.

Devil's food cake mixed like the box says
Add one egg, box of chocolate pudding, and 1/2 cup chopped chocolate covered espresso beans.  Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake according to the box.

I used a canned icing for these and piped it on.  I also topped each one with a chocolate covered espresso bean.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Griffin is 8 months old!!

On Thursday Griffin was 8 months old!!!  It is hard to believe!  He is growing up so fast!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

So I have decided that I am going to start sharing recipes on my blog as well.  This week my recipe is Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing!!  I'm drooling just thinking about them. 

1 Box Yellow cake mix (prepared how the box instructs)
2 very ripe bananas diced
2 handfuls of chocolate chips

Once the cake mix is mixed stir in the bananas and chocolate chips.  Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full and bake until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.  Remove from oven and cool.

5 Tbs Butter
1 Cup Creamy peanut butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup of heavy cream

Mix all ingredients together except the cream.  Once it is all combined add in cream and mix until smooth.  Once cupcakes have cooled ice them and enjoy!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Griffin's Pappy and Nana Susan have been in town visiting this weekend. Today we started our day at the farmer's market. Next we had breakfast at Susan's. Griffin went for a little swim and had an afternoon nap. After that we had a great dinner then did a little shopping. Griffin really likes cruising in the car and in the shopping cart. Here is a little snapshot of him from today. :) Tomorrow we are heading out to Eureka Springs with Nana and Aunt Deb.