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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
I have a secret that I’m about to blab. It’s about me. And it’s a doozie. I don’t really like cake… Shhh… Can you believe it? These cupcakes are insanely rich and moist, and are made using the same type of method used for making brownies – melted chocolate is added to a whisked mixture of eggs and sugar, and then flour is stirred in. And the frosting. Note: To make the swirls of icing, I use a 1M icing tip. One year ago: Sweet and Sour ChickenTwo years ago: Fresh Strawberry Tart More chocolate & peanut butter deliciousness: Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Crisp SquaresMarshmallow Crunch Brownie BarsChocolate Peanut Butter TortePeanut Butter-Fudge CheesecakeNo-Bake Cookies Related:  sweet

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting You’ll be happy to know that I have recovered from my epic kitchen fail, the oven is sparkling, and to celebrate I give you these amazing mocha cupcakes with espresso buttercream frosting. Plus, it’s Friday. And cupcakes are a perfect way to welcome the weekend with open arms. It’s been a crazy, messy, stormy week, and you deserve one. Now, back to my baking disaster (sort of) for a moment. If you’re in the mood for more cupcakes you may want to send summer out in style with these Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes, and then usher in fall Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! One year ago: Pistachio Nut Ice CreamTwo years ago: Panzanella SaladThree years ago: Samoas Brownies Yield: 12 cupcakesPrep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 17 to 20 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Coffee-infused chocolate cupcakes topped with espresso-spiked buttercream frosting.

S'mores Cupcakes Chocolate Cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallowy meringue frosting. Oh. my. gosh. These were super duper delicious! I’ve been so excited to make these S’mores Cupcakes for a while now but I didn’t have a kitchen torch to toast the tops. The recipe for these cupcakes is from Jennifer Shea’s new cookbook, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties! But the first time I met Jennifer was back in 2008 when we were both on The Martha Stewart Show. Yes. So, I thought they would be the perfect ones for me to make from her new book. And boy am I glad I did. They start with a graham cracker crust for the cupcake. Place a teaspoon of the crust mixture in each baking cup. And press with the bottom of a small glass. Like so. But that’s not all. Yep. Cool and then… fill with the chocolate cupcake batter. But we can’t stop there. Beautifully cupcakes. But they wouldn’t be s’mores without the fluffy marshmallow frosting. P.S. But not as fun as biting into these babies. Ingredients Chocolate Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcake Recipe Happy Monday! It was a rainy, wet and windy weekend around here but I spent it all inside the nice toasty yoga studio, knocking out another 15 hours of teacher training. Friends that are thinking of becoming certified: it’s so much fun but SO time consuming! Be ready to be glued to your mat for six months. That being said, it goes without saying that my very favorite place in Savannah other than my mom’s yoga studio is Back in the Day Bakery. Kidding!!!! But trust me on this bakery! Last time when I visited (just the other week!) The food photography is stunning and the recipes are to die for. And what did I make first? Just look at the strawberries in the batter! And the frosting!!!! I had some extra after icing the last cupcake so I took to just dipping whole strawberries in it. If you love strawberry shortcake, you’ll go crazy for these! Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook makes about 24 cupcakes Print this recipe! Ingredients: 2 eggs

Web’s Tastiest: Pancakes Recipes Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So of course you want to get off to a good, healthy start. However, anyone with kids knows that some mornings are just too special to worry about a properly balanced meal. Spending time in the kitchen as a family, whipping up something absolutely decadent and definitely too sweet, is the stuff that memories are made of. The Web’s Tastiest Pancake Recipes are here to turn Saturday into Whattaday! Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Cinnamon rolls are fantastic all on their own, so infusing them with pancake goodness is a recipe for a heavenly morning. Lemon Blueberry Pancakes Lemon and blueberry are about as perfect a pair as Sunday morning and pancakes. Apple Pancakes An apple a day will keep the dentist away, so when you shred them and throw them into a pancake batter, you’re really making a healthy choice. Nutella Pancakes Need we say more? Apple Cider Doughnut Pancakes Cake Batter Pancakes Red Velvet Pancakes Gingerbread Pancakes

40 Crock Pot Slow Cooker Dessert & Candy Recipes {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas} I love breaking out the slow cooker this time of year to ‘fix and forget’ some warm comfort meals. While I have used my crock-pots and slow cookers for many convenient dishes, I have never really thought about using them to make any tasty desserts. So this week’s Saturday Inspiration and Ideas is a collection of 40 different crock pot slow cooker recipes. Have you ever made any tasty treats using your slow cooker or crock pot? Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend ~ Enjoy! p.s.

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe As I mentioned on Friday, I have been doing some experimentation with the beer and chocolate combination. The Guinness-chocolate ice cream that I made totally kicked butt, so I couldn’t wait to see how I liked beer and chocolate in my cake. The answer? I like it, a whole heck of a lot. These cupcakes consist of a Guinness-chocolate cake base, which has a wonderful depth of flavor and is also supremely moist. While you can’t really taste the beer in the cupcakes (it serves as more of a flavor enhancer for the chocolate), you can definitely taste the alcohol in the filling and the frosting. I think I need to start converting more drinks into baked goods, this was too much fun (and way delicious!). Two year ago: Sour Cream Coffee CakeThree years ago: Pot Roast in the Crock Pot Yield: 24 cupcakesPrep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 17 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Guinness cupcakes with a Jameson whiskey ganache center and topped with a Baileys Irish Cream frosting.

Sky High Raffaello Cake - Sugary & Buttery There it is, the first layer cake on my blog! And oh my goodness, WHAT a layer cake. Unbelievable fluffy and moist with a slight coconut flavor through and through. It all started with this Southern Coconut Cake recipe from Completely Delicious (a great blog by the way, check it out). I had an eye on it for a while and was just waiting for the right occasion (“right occasion” you wonder, who needs the “right occasion” for cake?) So I went ahead and made a small changed to the cake recipe such as adding almonds, and covered the cake in white chocolate ganache. When I make layer cakes, I usually bake the cake the night before so it can cool completely overnight. If you have problems with your cake not rising as mine did: The coarser the almonds the more dense the cake will be and the less it rises. (In case you wonder why my cake has just 5 layers in the pictures: I accidentally dropped and broke the 6th layer… There you go. Sky High Raffaello Cake Total time Author: Melina Thompson

Thaifoodmaster – Celebrating the Art of Authentic Thai Home Cooking Cuisine Cocktails Inspired by Evolutionary Stages of Pokémon The sophisticated Pokémon trainer demands a beverage that will meet the needs of his or her discerning palate. The Pokémon cocktails developed by the author(s) of the Drunken Moogle blog do just that, with a series that include three separate drinks inspired by each of the evolutionary stages of various pocket monsters. Each series begins with a shot, moves on to a midsize drink served in a tumbler, and then a highball-sized cocktail. The Charmander series looks particularly interesting, partly because it uses the truly excellent Fireball cinnamon whiskey, but also because you can light them on fire. Read on below to get the recipes for this and other intriguing Pokémon cocktails, but remember: Pokémon masters always drink responsibly. (The Drunken Moogle via Geekologie)

Lane’s Honeybun Cake We have a VERY SPECIAL guest blogger today – my seven year old nephew, Lane! Let me tell ya, no one has ever been prouder to be on Southern Plate than him. I had no idea that he wanted to post until my sister said a few weeks ago “Lane thinks if he makes his Honey Bun Cake and takes pictures you’ll put him on Southern Plate.” My immediate response was “Well of course, I will!” My mother helped him make this cake and she took all of the photos. Lane often goes with his mother to a small coffee shop for breakfast as a special treat before school. The really is a great coffee cake. ~Mama Nothing thrills me more than knowing that kids read this site. All of your kids are welcome on Southern Plate. Hello Lane!! Here are the ingredients for Lane’s Honey Bun Cake: 1 Box yellow cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, sour cream, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, honey. For the glaze you’ll also need: Confectioner’s sugar, Milk, and Vanilla. Mix together: Cake mix, Eggs, Oil, and Sour Cream. Take a bite… Filling

Churro Tots Happy Wednesday, beautiful people.Factoid for you: Getting my car serviced stresses me.To deal, I totally made Churro Tots. Throw in stress eating and calls to dad, and it some how made everything okay. I encourage it!Last week I went to a cookbook release party at Border Grill and they had churros…in tot form! Grab a baking sheet, line it with some paper towels. Recipe adapted from Dorie GreenspanPrint this recipe! Homemade Crumb Donuts Leave the Entenmann’s on the shelf, and try these Homemade Baked Sour Cream Donuts instead! Once you’ve tasted the Rich, Tender Cake, the Sweet Cinnamon Glaze, and the Buttery Crumb Topping, you’ll never go back to store bought! I think I cracked the code! I’m talking about those soft, yet slightly crunchy, buttery, cinnamon-sugar-y crumbs on the top of those melt-in-your-mouth donuts you pick up at the local convenience store. Yes, I eat them too. And I enjoy every last morsel. I prefer my donuts to be loaded with farm fresh eggs. The fact that you’re even here at all tells me that you need little convincing that homemade is better than store bought, so lets just talk about how fabulous these babies are. They’re totally immersed in this sweet glaze that forms a thin crust all around. And the crumbs. It took me a few tries but I think I totally nailed it. Leave the Entenmann's on the shelf, and try these Homemade Baked Sour Cream Donuts instead! Ingredients For the Crumbs: For the Glaze:

Welcome to Anjum's Kitchen Quick & Easy Samosa Recipe In this video, I prepare one of the most popular South Asian appetizers- the samosa. I also show you some tips to simplify the process, while maintaining that yummy taste - Enjoy! -4 small red potatoes, boiled, and chopped into small pieces -1 small tsp salt -1 small tsp red chili powder -1/2 tsp turmeric powder -1/2 tsp cumin, crushed or coarsely grind -1 heaped tsp crushed coriander seeds -1/2 tsp mustard seeds -1 tbsp lemon juice -2 tbsp of oil, and additional for deep frying -1 small onion chopped small -8 pieces of 6-7 inch egg roll wrappers, each cut diagonally into two equal size triangles -Water for binding -OPTIONAL: 1/2-1 green chili finely chopped, and 1-2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped STEPS (TOTAL COOK TIME ~30-40 mins) -Sprinkle salt, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and lemon juice on chopped potatoes and mix well with spoon - set aside for next step -Add cilantro and green chili if so desired, and cook for an additional 30 seconds

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