The other day I asked Austin his favorite kind of cake. In typical guy manner, he responded with some nonsense about how he didn’t really have a favorite (Mine is Red Velvet. Shocking, I know). How do you not have a favorite kind of cake? Seriously. I don’t get it. I understand that cake is amazing and it’s all just so good, but you have to have one kind that really does it for you more than the others. Whatever. Men. Anyway…
In my mission to make him the perfect birthday cupcakes, I wavered between Guinness Chocolate Stout Cupcakes and Bourbon Bacon Cupcakes and many ideas in between.
What would you do if I told you that you could make an amazing pumpkin loaf cake with two ingredients? It’s cool, I’d laugh at me too. In fact, I laugh at myself a lot. I think it’s one of my better qualities. But I digress…
I’ve been making this recipe for years, and whenever I do, I get so many compliments on it. “Why yes, I slaved over this amazing baked good for HOURS…” Or not. For the effort required, this final product is astounding. Try it next time you need something quick. I promise it will not disappoint! It’s also fantastic as muffins – just be sure to change the baking time accordingly.
Oh hi there, October. Where did you come from? Seriously, where did the past year go? A year ago today, I started my new job! I know I’ve rambled recently about how much my life has changed in a year, and sometimes I still can’t believe how lucky I am.
You know what else makes me feel lucky? Living in a world where Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats exist.
Oh yay. It’s Monday again. Every time I turn around, it’s a new week. This year is absolutely flying by. I feel like just yesterday it was March. Sometimes I wish I had a little more time to just sit back and enjoy everything that’s going on right now in my life… Savor it a bit more. Stress a bit less. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the negative and forget the positive. Sometimes you just have to channel your inner Ferris Bueller and remember:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Alas, I can’t make time stand still. But I can make cupcakes. Funfetti cupcakes with Golden Oreo Buttercream as a matter of fact. So there’s that.
We need to talk.
I know – it’s never good when someone says those words. But I promise this isn’t what it looks like. I was just playing around in the kitchen, drinking wine with Liz, innocently baking cupcakes for Aliera’s birthday, and it just happened. I didn’t mean to cause any harm, but now? I’m not sure I can go back to living life the way I did before.
Today is my awesome friend Liz’s birthday!
Yay! I pink puffy heart Liz. She’s definitely the best work bestie ever. And because I love to bake (especially for my friends), I wanted to make Liz something special for her birthday. She’s constantly sending me recipes with Nutella to make for her, so of course her birthday cake needed to include it.
After some brainstorming, I decide that a Boston Cream Cake with a Nutella-based glaze was the way to go. And boy, it was a good idea.