Sleeping has been so difficult for me these last few weeks. I literally have so much on my mind. Stress about money, work, kids school, rent ect… It really doesn’t help that they suddenly stopped my unemployment. A mistake on their part and of course it has now been 7 long weeks and still not fixed. All I have to say is thank God my husband has a good job and our Landlord made rent arrangements for us.
Anyway, I got up real early from having slept about 3 hours at the most wanting to bake something. I love how my 9 year old will be quick to grab that apron asking “What are we baking today” but I wanted to do this alone. I also needed some thinking time. Thinking about my blogs and if it is something that I really want to keep on doing. Or if I just want to focus on just baking and end the subscriptions. I am growing yes but will it really go anywhere? I backed off on the social media because to be honest don’t think that really helps much. I seemed to be doing better off then on.
My ingredients are limited so I thought that I would make just a simple dark chocolate cupcake along with a white chocolate and chocolate buttercream frosting.
My ingredients: I use the Hershey basic recipe but I change it for me. I cut and add some ingredients.Not to mention this I used the Ghiradelli cocoa.
Cocoa powder( ghirardelli dark)- 3/4 cup
dark chocolate chips- 1/2 cup, melted
sugar -1 cup
flour- 1 3/4 cups
baking powder -1 1/2 tsp
baking soda- 1 1/2 tsp
vanilla- 1 tbsp
eggs- 2 eggs
milk- 1/2 cup
coffee- 1 cup of hot coffee( I used Folgers dark roast)
Preheat oven 350 degrees- cook for about 25 minutes. Then them completely cool down before frosting. This made about 24 cupcakes.
For the white chocolate buttercream: I really don’t go by any recipe just get what I want and mix. I have never not made a good frosting so far.
butter one stick( grass fed)
white chocolate melted (ghirardelli)
I added about 1/8 of a cup of bourbon(for adults only of course)
For the chocolate buttercream:
Semi Sweet chocolate chips
butter ( grass fed)
I added about 1/8 of a cup of Kahlua (again to be clear in the ones for the adults, me and my husband ONLY)
I love the frosting part of the cupcakes. I love to come up with different flavors but this time I just wanted simple basic buttercream flavors. And I also wanted to make it up to my son by making him white chocolate buttercream. He goes freakingly crazy for anything white chocolate. Love that kid! Takes after his mom. I had 24 very moist and delicious cupcakes waiting for my little monsters to devour.
I really love to bake. To me it is fun and totally relaxing. I am far from being an expert but so far I have yet to make anything that was not edible. These were gone in about 2 days so I guess that is proof right there. I did have to promise that the next baking project would include my 9 year old.