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Monday, January 28, 2013

Cup Cakes

Sometimes you just need a cupcake.  And you don't want to deal with making fancy/ cute ones...

I admit it.  I love using boxed mixes and canned frosting~ I know that's lame for a cooking blog, but it's true.
It's just so quick and easy.  There really is something to be said for convince.  And sometimes I don't feel like spending 2 hours making cupcakes that, I'm going to eat 6 of in 2 minutes.  Sshhh, don't tell.

I basically follow the instructions on the box, but I cut down about half the oil and replace
 it with my homemade apple-butter {if you don't have any applesauce is okay too}.  

I also like to add vanilla extract or other flavors depending on what I'm going for.

Favorite combos- Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting or yellow cake with chocolate frosting and of course chocolate with chocolate...


*Also living at a higher altitude I will add 2-3 tablespoons of flour.

I panicked half way through when I realized I didn't have any cup cake liners. 
>Bad day getting worse here<  
So I sprayed my cupcake tins with Pam and coated with flour... and they came out okay.
UPDATE: I HAVE LEARNED YOU CAN USE COCO POWDER FOR THIS TOO!!! 

Actually it worked better this way, because I didn't have to go around picking up little cupcake wrappers from "little cupcake eaters" who leave them laying around. 

So if you're having a bad day.  Just keep calm and eat a cupcake.  And everything will be okay.

Linked To:
http://www.couponingncooking.com/2013/01/mealtime-monday-recipe-link-up-features_27.html

http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2013/01/mix-it-up-monday_27.html

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-19-hog-wash_27.html

http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-22.html

http://www.salttree.net/2013/01/open-call-social-39.html

http://www.semihomemademom.com/2013/01/show-share-wednesday-22.html

http://djssugarshack.com/wordpress1/whatcha-whipped-up-32

http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/2013/01/full-plate-thursday-1-31-13.html

http://www.whatscookinglove.com/2013/01/showcase-your-talent-thursday-44.html
http://www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com/foodie-friends-friday-chocolate-edition/

8 comments:

  1. My kids just LOVE cupcakes. :-) Thanks for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" Hope you will join us again soon.

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  2. Cathy from The Frazzled homemaker here.
    I so totally want chocolate cupcakes now! Those look so good! A little tip when flouring the pan when making chocolate cake (or cupcakes). Use powdered cocoa instead of flour to flour the pans and you won't have that white floury look on the cake.

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    1. Cathy thanks so much for the tip, I had no idea... I will have to share that if you don't mind?

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  3. my daughter always request cupcakes she is not a big cake fan but cupcakes those please her
    come see what I shared http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. chocolate + more chocolate (frosting) ~> yes, please! out of a box or made from scratch....you can't go wrong with these 2 things: chocolate, cupcakes! Looks yummy:)
    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog Cassidy, your cupcakes look yummy. I'm all about the convenience of mixes and adding extra ingredients makes them taste homemade too!

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  6. Hi Cassidy,
    Your cupcakes look delicious and we will love them. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Hi Cassidy, Cupcakes are the perfect sweet treat especially when they are chocolate. Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday this week.

    Hope to see you again soon,
    Joanne

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