July 6, 2011

Chocoholic Much?

I've been in a baking mood lately....

Not to mention I just wanted a reason to use my cute owl cupcake liners.
 I love chocolate.
I love DARK chocolate.

And you know the cupcakes were good when you took them all to work and didn't come home with a.single.one!!!
So I was searching for a recipe for a good chocolate cake and dark chocolate icing.  I did find a dark chocolate cake mix, but I wanted it even MORE chocolaty, so I added about 1/3 of this :
 Here is the recipe I used for the icing :

6 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cup dark cocoa powder

1/3 cup milk

The icing turned out a bit gritty.  I wanted something to make it creamier so I added about half a pad of cream cheese and it was perfect & creamy in consistency.  I still need to practice more, but for the most part it was delish!

I meant to add these cute pinwheels to the top of the cupcakes :

We found these on our trip in NYC at a Chinese paper store.....I forgot the name???  It was a really cute store though :-)  I'll save them for next time!
 And just because I know Nana & Poppy are checking this blog to see what Connor is up to......
He's been inseparable from the lawnmower that Poppy gave him.  Which reminds me of Poppy every time he pushes it around the house because it makes a loud POPPING noise!!!  Thanks Poppy ;)

(Don't mind the macaroni and cheese all over his face and hands....he was bathed shortly after this photo!)


Amber Maddux said...

I am very proud of you Mrs. Becky Crocker :) keep it up & we will have to have a bake off!!!!!

Julie said...

Stopping by from Jenna's. Love the blog! That beach ball that sprays water looks like a lot of fun! My kids would love that!

Shannon said...

Those look delish! I'm always on the lookout for a good icing recipe. :)

Ashley said...

Stopping by from Jenna's, you guys are adorable! And those cupcakes...mmm...I am a chocoholic too and have just recently started loving dark chocolate...mmm. :)

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

These look amazing. I am seriously drooling! Stopping by from Jennas and am a new follower solely based on this recipe ;) Off to check out the rest of your blog now!

Samantha said...

Those look SOOOOO yummy!! Following from Jenna's.

Heather @ Catfish Kisses said...

Ooh those cupcakes look delish!

Stopping by from Jenna's! :)


Lil' Woman said...

Those cupcakes look like heaven to my mouth....please send me some....pretty please Becky?!?