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Pin for the Wednesdays: Cupcakes!

Posted Aug 29 2012 8:48am

Welcome to Pin for the Wednesday! Today’s edition is going to be picture-free, because, well, I forgot to take any. But – it’s about cupcakes, so you forgive me, right?

Last week my kids decided they wanted to bake cupcakes, so of course I turned to Pinterest. My food and drinks board is 40% cupcakes and 60% cocktails, so the problem was not finding a recipe but choosing one. One that contained only ingredients that were currently found in my house, I might add. This one fit the bill – a basic chocolate cupcake from Annie’s Eats . I didn’t have sour cream, but I did have plain Greek yogurt so I used that. They were REALLY good. Andy and the kids ate theirs plain, and Andy declared it the best chocolate cake he had ever had. I also chose Annie’s recipe for cream cheese icing . I loved it (my kids scraped it off, which I consider a travesty), but now that I look at it I am fairly certain I used 8 oz of cream cheese instead of 10. Oops.

I also discovered the following day that the butter AND cream cheese I used had expired in approximately March. Oops. I didn’t die, though, and as far as I know, the neighbors we gave the leftovers to didn’t die either.

Speaking of leftovers, we had lots of un-iced cupcakes left, and I didn’t want them sitting around waiting for me to eat them, so I did a little google research and discovered it’s perfectly fine to freeze cupcakes. I wrapped them in plastic wrap and froze them until later in the week, when it was my turn to bring the Friday afternoon treat for my office.

I thawed out the cupcakes and whipped up some of this salted caramel frosting from Life on Blackberry Farm .

Oh my lord, people. This stuff was good. Looking back on it, I don’t think I cooked the caramel long enough, but that was my fault. My co-workers loved it and I may or may not have eaten it out of the bowl until I forced myself to thrown the rest down the drain. I’d definitely make this one again.

In case you were wondering, I bought brand new, unexpired butter for this one. However, cream cheese was not to be found in our little down and so I once again hoped for the best. So far as I know, everyone is still living.

This post would be a lot more exciting if it had pictures! And food poisoning. Just kidding!

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