Neapolitan Cupcakes

What better then to make a special treat on a random Tuesday? I often find that the weekdays can be so redundant! Work all day, pick the kids up, make dinner, do some laundry and homework.. Then its off to bed and ready to start another day. So I decided to throw in doing something fun together by whipping up these scrumptious treats!

Oh how I have been on a search for a delicious cupcake and oh how this one does not disappoint! I mean how can you go wrong with three different layer! Chocolate, vanilla topped with a yummy strawberry butter cream!

I hope you enjoy!

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Recipe as follows:

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cupcake:

  • 1/3 cup unsweetend cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup flour

White vanilla bean cupcake

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean seeds
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Strawberry buttercream frosting

  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 3/4 cup butter ( This should be at room temp)
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 drops of red food coloring ( this is optional)

Directions:

1. preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Chocolate Cupcake: In a heat proof mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and baking soda, then carefully add the boiling water and whisk until bubbling subsides and mixture is blended. Allow to cool. In a separate mixing bowl cream the butter, oil, sugar, vanilla and salt . Add in egg and egg yolk. Blend the cocoa mixture and heavy cream to butter mixture. Slowly mix the flour and blend until mixed.

3. Spoon an even layer into lined muffin tin and set aside

4. Vanilla bean Cupcake: Sift flour into a mixing bowl, add the baking powder and salt about 20 seconds. In another mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar with the vanilla bean until fluffy, In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, egg whites. slowly combine to cream mixture and add flour mixture.

5. dollop the vanilla bean mixture on top of the chocolate mixture and make in preheated over 15-18 minutes until cooked through. ( once cooked please allow them to be completely cooled before frosting)

Strawberry Buttercream:

1. add half cup of strawberry preserves with butter and mix until light and fluffy, slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla and cream until creamy. Then pipe or frost your cupcakes!

Enjoy!! xoxo.

Recipe Source:  adapted from  Cooking Classy 

Rice krispie treats with sprinkles

 

 

 

 

 

I made these and I ate one.. Then two.. and maybe three if you keep my secret. Rice Krispie treats are not just for kids! So usually I am more of a cake girl.. Like a stick to your butt with fluffy frosting kinda gal! But maybe it was the sprinkles that sold me but these darn things were sure addicting!

 

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Recipe as follows:

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbls butter
  • 1 10oz package of marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 cup colorful sprinkles

Directions:

1. lighty butter a 9×13 pan

2. melt buttter over low heat, add marshmallows and stir until completly melted. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in Rice Krispies until well coated and then gently fold in sprinkles.

4. Press into pan and cut with cookie cutters for fun shapes!

Enjoy!! xoxo.

Recipe Source:  Mom on time out

Sugar cookie fun

My kids have been begging me to make cookies.. so we decided to bake up some sugar cookies. I love to stand by and watch my little babes decorate.. and eat the cookies. I think sometimes its a fun kinda night when you take a break from the normal night to night routine to do something special. And whats more special then tasty homemade cookies.. So tonight we bring you another Matilda Jane and target outfit and some cookies!

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Want to get Sofia’s look?

Matilda Jane ruffle leggings

Target sandals and top

Hair bow was handmade

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Homemade Sugar Cookies

Recipe as follows:

  • 1 1/3 cup butter or shorting ( I used butter flavored crisco shorting)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBLS whole milk
  • colorful sprinkles

Directions:

Beat the shortening (or butter), sugar, and zest in a bowl until smooth, then add the eggs and vanilla beat together until all combined.  in a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternate adding the dry ingredients with the milk until the dough comes together.

Separate dough in two sections and refrigerate a few hours. 

After the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out both halves of the dough to 1/3 inch thick and cut out as many cookies as you can. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat sprinkle your colorful sprinkles and bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they’re just barely done. They should not brown but set. 

Enjoy!! xoxo. 

Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman