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Friday, August 8, 2008

photostory friday - heaven in a cupcake

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKES to be precise

i traced this recipe from nikki back to the frugal witch, back to how about orange. the one thing we have in common (apart from being bloggers) is that we've ALL made these incredibly yummy cupcakes. the thing i love the most (apart from the chewy caramel flavour) - FOCUS sue! - is that each of us had entirely different-looking results.

i love that, because - TRUST ME - i have NEVER made ANYTHING that looked even REMOTELY like the picture in the recipe book.

can i hear an amen?

anyway - i saw the recipe on nikki's blog and pretty much frog-marched my nearest daughter into the kitchen to make them with me (coz it's more fun that way, right?)

oh - and i got 24. everyone seems to get a different amount. i'm figuring it all depends how much ends up on your lickety finger...

ready mum!
i'm ready too! [slurp]
all concentration
ok, so the topping includes cream cheese, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. i've never even HEARD of peanut butter chips, (and hate peanut butter [shudder]) let alone where to buy them, so i substituted white chocolate chips. after sitting for a bit, they took on a caramel-looking appearance and came out of the oven all crunchy and chewy-like. (NB: this is a GOOD thing).
when baking with children, i always do the initial mixing to avoid unsightly lumps (like these ones)
but look at that - all nice and smooth
ready for the oven
of course, bowl licking is compulsory
and there we are...
now all that's left is to fight over them!
YUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!
[what he said]


28 comments:

Chris said...

After reading your post, I have such a craving for cupcakes. Do you know what the best part about being a grown-up at this moment is? Even though I haven't had dinner yet, I can just go eat cupcakes until I'm sick. And I will.
Someplace my kids can't see me.

MamaGeek said...

Sue. You had me at your title.

Heaven in a cupcake?

Why YES.

beth said...

Okay, I look like Homer right about now.

Off to the kitchen to find some chocolate.

Cecily R said...

I. Need. Cupcakes. NOW!

Darn you Scrappy Sue!! :)

Chas said...

Wow. I didn't realize how much I looked like Homer until I got to that last picture. Those look yummy.

photomommy said...

Yum! It's only six in the mornning and I could really go for one of those!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alexandria said...

Oooo those look delicious!! So good. *drools*

Jacki said...

I have read several posts today sharing recipes, and now it has me hungry for baked goods!

auntiegwen said...

You are a proper Mummy

auntiegwen is shamed

I still love you :) x

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Hmmmm Yum! They look delish! I would have used peanut-butter chips for sure!:)

gigi said...

I saw that recipe on Nikki's blog and copied it and was going to try it next week when I have the grand daughters! They looked so good and I can't wait to try them! You are so funny and my cooking never look like the pictures either!

Working mum said...

Mmmmm cake! They look scrumptious.

Peter Dyrholm said...

Looks like you had a fun time in the kitchen. See it's not really that difficult now is it ;-)

Try out some of these ones too: Accidental cook. They are good :-)

Daryl said...

First I almost licked the computer screen .. can you bring some of those with when you come visit?????

And you know I am sure they turned out so well because you had this sip o'wine before beginning .. who was that Brit chef who used to drink as he cooked? Graham someone ...

:-Daryl

Robyn said...

Those look so good. I like the licking the bowl shot. I should really do some baking.

Killlashandra said...

Ok, those just sound divine. My kids are peanut butter fiends and love those little chips. I'll have to try this one. :)

Shannon said...

Delish!!! I want some!

Gretchen said...

That looks too good! I know I just gained 10 pounds just looking at the photos!!!

Susie said...

I'd love to stay and chat, but I have some cupcakes to tend to now.

I think I'll try the white choco chip AND the peanut butter versions since I'm a nut for both!

Wow, just when I thought I could conquer the sweets. Guess it wasn't meant to be.

GREAT PSF!!!!!

Trish said...

If you love cupcakes check out this blog for a list of tasty cupcake recipes http://cupcakeblog.com/index.php/table-of-contents/ while there haven't been any new recipes since May, it's still an awesome place to visit for ideas.

Amanda said...

Looks yummy. Maybe I will try those this weekend. Also, that view from your window looks fabulous. I think I would do the dishes all the time if I could look out to that.

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness, those look yummy!

Dusty Spider said...

Gosh they do look yummy. Have I GOT to look through all those blogs for the recipe .......oh all right then. Mixing bowl at the ready....... Flick xx

Pinky said...

Really.
This is not fair.
There should be taste-a-blog. I want one of those...real bad.
Yum-O!

You rock!!!!

Kristi Smith said...

Those look delish, Sue!!! Bring some with you when you come. lol

scrappysue said...

imagine how squished they would be by the time they got there lol. i'm just hoping all the tim tams i bring make it in one piece!

Clarence said...

Oh. My. God. It does look like heaven. Thank you for posting the links to the recipe.

TheAngelForever said...

Oh my, those look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your fun and telling us where to find the recipe.