Sometimes, I love sweets. I mean really love them. Lately, I’ve been craving cupcakes. Not a likely craving for me though. As a self-proclaimed “Cookie Monster”, cake just doesn’t do it for me. However, after seeing a cupcake “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and watching unlimited episodes of “Cake Boss” and “DC Cupcakes”, my sweet tooth was raging.
Thanks to one of my favorite blogs, “Eat Live Run”, I was able to put together a delicious, and perfectly portioned way to settle my sweet tooth:
Two Bite Mini Cakes
- 1 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of sugar (you could use splenda)
- 1 cup of milk (I used vanilla soy milk and it was great!)
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla
Combine: sugar, milk, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, combine: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet slowly. Use the mini muffin tins! Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Super Simple Buttercream Frosting
- 1 stick of room temp butter
- 1/2 stick of butter flavored Crisco
- 3 – 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1.5 tsp of vanilla
- 2 Tbsp milk
Cream the butter, Crisco, and vanilla together. Add sugar one cup at a time. Add milk last.
I don’t have a fancy schmancy cake decorator, so I used a large Ziploc bag, put the icing into it, cut the tip and went to town. It’s a little more rustic, but its still nicer than just spreading 🙂
The Round UP
Here’s some Sunday afternoon reading about some recent issues, fun health info, and recipes I made or want to try:
Weekend DIYs (I love the pinecone turkeys) – CasaSugar
Fruit and Nut Energy Bites – Oh She Glows
Exercises to Prevent Injury – Runners World
Falling for Warmth – Yoga Journal
How to Cure a Sugar Fiend – Food Renegade (***MUST READ***)
Should You be Running Barefoot? – Runners World
Have a wonderful Sunday!