Dear Sugar Diary,
Hi again! I have decided to share my most favorite cupcake ever…..EVER. Also..whenever that picture is at the top..from now on…it will be to let you know a recipe will be shared..ok? Ok. So ..today I am feeling so DRAMATIC…I woke up dramatic and held that emotion through out my day….so what do I do when DRAMA tries to ruin my usually happy disposition? Well I BAKE…and I bake what I want. And then I eat however much I want to. LOL…and then my world is all better again and the Disney birds return to sing on my shoulder….=) and my mice help me with my chores.
Well today I baked my most favorite cupcake….and while I usually bake from scratch…this one guilty pleasure is from a BOX! Oh the SHAME! But when you eat it…all that shame goes right out the door and is replaced with a happy fuzzy feeling right in your tummy! Besides it was just for me…and saves tons of time.
I baked what I call my “Therapy” .... I buy a brownie mix….you can buy whichever is your favorite…for me my favorite is what my mom used to make….and she always bought Duncan Hines everything. Ok so first your going to want to make a cake batter…it can be whatever flavor you want..I choose yellow. You can make it from scratch or if your feeling stressed and on the verge of a melt down… like me …run to the store and BUY a BOX MIX…I promise the sky won’t fall on you and no one will point a finger…well they may point …but who cares! Your about to go make some of the best nom noms in the known universe! Remember to grab the brownie mix! Now hurry home and set your oven to 350. Follow the directions on the boxes…once you have those all mixed and prepped…go find your cupcake pan and line it with the prettiest wrappers you have…(it helps..trust me) Once your papers are all sittin’ pretty- scoop a tiny amount of the CAKE BATTER into the cups….now switch over to your brownie mix and scoop some of that in on top of the cake batter..keep doing that in alternating layers till it is 3/4 of the way full…by now your oven should be at 350 so pop em in there for let’s say 12-15 minutes….I know you guys know when it is ready…but remember the brownie mix will be slightly gooey-er and the cake mix will bake up normally. By the time they are in the oven for 10 minutes you will start to smell your anti-meltdown treat. At 12 minutes they will look done but make sure you check because some of the cake batter may be slightly undercooked. Okay now that it has been almost the full 15 minutes open the oven and …hear that? Its an angel chorus! I hear it every time! Ha ha ha…what!? I do!
Let your cupcakes cool…(probably one of the hardest things to do EVER) but wait …it is so worth it….Now that they are out and cooled….pick one up…they are so yum they don’t even need icing or anything on top! Peel back that wrapper and sink your teeth into pure happiness….I like to eat them while sitting on the kitchen floor….right next to the warm oven…..bare feet …and I close my eyes…I simply ENJOY. I really feel sooooo much better and calm after these! I do! If you want to go ahead and make the cake and brownie batter from scratch by all means do that…but every once in a while taking a short cut won’t make the world stop turning…I pinky promise! I hope you try these and enjoy them as much as I do….Happy Anti-Melt Down Baking ya’ll!;)
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