Well, it is time for another recipe! Boy, life gets so busy and I do not get my “down time” like I would like to most days! When I do have time my favorite activity is baking with Madisyn. Yesterday we made Chocolate Cupcakes and created two Creamy Dreamy “toppings.”! Yum!
Start with your favorite Chocolate cake Mix. We chose Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge. (Simply follow directions on the box.)
We made the smaller cupcakes! We have a Babycake Cupcake Maker! Worth the purchase! It will bake 7 small cupcakes in 4-5 minutes!
When the cupcakes cool off spread Hazelnut Nutella on the cupcakes and set aside!
Topping #1: Dreamy Peanut Butter
1 cup of Peanut Butter
8oz. Block of 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese (Room Temp.)
1 1/2 cups of Powder Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla (Madagascar or your choice)
2 Tablespoons of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/2 Cup of Whipping Cream
Use a mixer and blend well
Fold in 1/2 cup Petite Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
*We chose to put the peanut butter topping in a small plastic bag, cut of the tip and decorate the top of our cupcakes!
Lovely Lavendar Whipped Cream:
*We have found that when a very cold glass bowl and cold beaters are used the whip cream sets a little faster.
Combine below ingredients and mix until cream is light and fluffy:
8 oz. Whipping Cream
1/4 Tsp. Dried (baking) Lavendar
2 Tablespoons of Powder Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
*We got this lavender when we were in Michigan this summer. It has been dried and was grown WITHOUT the use of sprays or fertilizers. Only use cooking lavender! There is a difference!
*Lavendar is potent! A little bit goes a long way! It is very good when you “dollop” the whipped cream on top of the chocolate cupcake that has been spread with the whipped cream.
*For at in home treat, birthday party, dessert to a friends home both toppings will be wonderful. The whipped cream topping will want to be added at the very last minute where the Peanut Butter topping can be done ahead of time! Whipped cream can not set out for long! To get your guests or your family involved arrange the chocolate cupcakes on a platter and put a bowl of the Lavendar whipped cream in the middle! Let your guests “Dollop” away!
*if you are not a fan of lavender; try orange! Substitute the vanilla extract for orange extract, fold in a little orange zest and you have one yummy cream to top your cupcakes with!
I know it is hard to find “time”but I really must do this more often! I really enjoyed this time I had with Madisyn! We laughed, licked our fingers too often, shared ideas on how to decorate and just had a great time together!
I will not only “savor” the taste of our yummy creations but the time spent with my daughter! It will lead me through the rest of the week:)
Thanks for letting our family share with your family! I would love to hear if you tried our treats! Let me know your thoughts! Grateful always!