Chocolate Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Frosting
Some think Memorial Day Weekend is time to relax, I feel the opposite. No rest for the Cake Lady! Grandma Marion is turning 87! Holy Moley! My family and I spent our relaxing Sunday celebrating Grandma’s birthday and putting in my mother’s garden.
I love Sunday’s at my parent’s house, they just feel good. Growing up, my sister and I spent every Sunday at my mom’s parent’s house swimming with our cousins and then having a huge feast towards the end of the day. Thinking about it brings a smile to my face.
Another thing that brings a smile to my face is Grandma Marion. Chocolate is the way to her heart so I baked her some extra large chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…YUM! Once again, Ina Garten provided me with a great recipe which I swear by – Beatty’s Chocolate Cake.
The cake comes out just the right, great texture and the perfect amount of chocolate. Cream Cheese Frosting, who doesn’t like that? Simple and easy, plus it compliments the chocolate oh so well. These chocolate cupcakes are sure to be crowd pleasers.
Cream Cheese Frosting
What You’ll Need:
- 1 8oz. package of cream cheese (not whipped)
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 8oz. powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
1.) Make sure cream cheese and butter are room temperature. Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add vanilla, blend.
2.) Slowly add powdered sugar and blend until smooth. Quick note; this is not a stiff frosting and does not pipe well. I use this frosting for cupcakes and simple cakes…Tastes great!