Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photostory Friday- have a little cupcake






PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Happy Birthday to my little princess. When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, all she said was chocolate cake. We usually make this as a bundt cake, but we had them as cupcakes at my surprise party this summer. This has been a favorite of our family for as long as we have been married.




Trust me, this is a cupcake you want to know. It is a chocolate chocolate chip cupcake.



1 box devil's food cake mix

1 box of large pudding (the cook and serve kind)

1 cup sour cream

4 eggs

1/2 c. oil

1/2 c. water

12 oz. chocolate chips



Mix all until thoroughly mixed. Just stir in the powder of the pudding mix (don't prepare it like the box says). Add in the chocolate chips after everything is mixed. For a cake, bake at 350 degrees for one hour. I made these as big muffins and it took almost 35 minutes. Mini muffins only take ten minutes.


edited to add: the cream cheese frosting is simple: one brick of softened cream cheese, a splash of milk (probably 2T or so)....then just keep adding powdered sugar until stiff enough to pipe through a bag. I used probably 2 1/2 c. , but could have used more. Mine was a little soft. Mix until combined. To pipe it on the top, I put it in a ziplock bag. Snip off the corner. Pipe in concentric circles on the top. Enjoy!





Hey hey, back away from the cupcakes. I am still trying to get a good shot! Boy, yeah, you...get your little mitts away from my princess sprinkles.
PS, why is it every time I say bundt I think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I love that movie!

27 comments:

Hannah Noel said...

oooooohhhhhmmmmmmmgggggg

Those pics made my mouth water! I'd kill for really good chocolate cake or brownies right now!!!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Now THAT is a cupcake alright! I love her taste and wish her a VERY happy birthday worthy of a princess!

And thank you for the recipe, I'm all over that one.

Chris said...

You should have sprayed some windex on his hand -- that would have kept him away!
I'm suddenly very hungry.

Brandt! said...

Don't forget the red wine ... oh wait ... not with the cupcakes!
I am actually making your cake for tomorrow's farewell party that Jean is having ... :(

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

YUM! I love the pink on top. Diamonds...nah...those are a girl's best friend. ;)

Kristen said...

Ummm, this is by far the yummiest PSF ever!!

Those cupcakes look spectacular!!

DELISH!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

YUMMY!!

CrackerJacks said...

Those look so yummy and so pretty! Fit for a Princess. I think you may have just inspired me to quit my diet and make these for myself this weekend. I am in need of some chocolate therapy! LOL!

Please VISIT My PSF. Thanks!

Cecily R said...

Woah...I need that cupcake. NEED it. DArn you!!!

~Tammy said...

Yummy! I am so going to make those. This looks like a recipe I could actually follow!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIVI!!!!

~T

Nel said...

Happy Birthday Livi.

Those cupcakes look and sound absolutely delicious... I am drooling just looking at them!

Have a great weekend, Nel x

Weeksie50 said...

Happy Birthday Livi!

Oh, now I am craving some cupcakes.. and it is 1:52 in the morning.. Gee thanks..lol.

Alexandria said...

Oooo yummy!

Happy Birthday to your daughter :-)

Sharon said...

I love new recipes! Thanks, I'm all over it.

AVT Coach said...

Now that is a cupcake I could go for! They do look good and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Livi!!! I love that second picture...SO adorable :-)

Corey~living and loving said...

oooooooo those sound devine! :)

Happy Birthday to your princess Livi. :)

Happy PSF as well!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Oh,,, please ! Now I NEED chocolate! Thanks a lot! :P

Deb said...

oh man those look good. what did you ice them with? i need details!

CC said...

This is going to be bookmarked and tried. Soon.

Any tricks for making the frosting look so swirly and awesome?

Fleur de Lisa said...

OOh wow, I know what I want to make this weekend!

I love that movie too. "There's a hole in the cake." LOL

Moi said...

a very happy b'day to your rprincess, Tommie...does she know she has so many adoring fans visiting your blog??? Will you please hug her from my side? :)

and i know now why you named your blog so.......loved will's and livi's baby pictures in that post :)

Moi said...

and yeah i love that movie too...in fact i made a blog for my wedding invite based on the name of that movie....
here you go:
http://swatiandarka.blogspot.com/

megz_mum said...

As soon as I read "bundt" I thought "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Great movie, cupcakes look wonderful too!

gina said...

You are correct- those are cupcakes are ones I need to know. Thanks for the intoduction. ;)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Happy Birthday to the princess!! Hurray to her awesome parents for bringing her into the world. And for not squashing her awesomeness! Now this is a recipe I must follow!

Susie said...

it's bundt! big fat greek wedding is the first thing I thought too!
Great PSF! I can't wait to make those brownies!