Yesterday was Kenna's piano recital (video coming soon!), and we were to bring something to snack on...well...it seems about the only thing I can whip out with minimal mental effort is cupcakes:-)
I made some chocolate cupcakes from a Duncan Hines Fudge Chocolate (my fave!) mix! Although this flavour combo is exquisite, another yummy to try would be Duncan Hines Caramel Cake mix too - obviously it would be heavier on the caramel flavor and no chocolate at all - but I bet it would be good.
This was an EASY one to do - I made a batch of my standard vanilla buttercream
1/2 C butter, softened
4 C icing sugar (powdered sugar or confectioners sugar is the same thing)
1 t vanilla extract
3 T milk
beat all together until smooth, creamy and fluffy!
|Oh yah, it was just as mouth watering good as it looks:-)|
|I drizzled this over the cupcakes|
|Then I added a pinch or two of coarse sea salt - you know, those big chunks that you grind normally in a grinder? Well, I didn't grind them|
|Can you see the salt on there? ooooo baby!|
|Take the paper off, and then tear the bottom off the cupcake, and place it on the top. Then eat your cupcake sandwich! It distributes the flavour and the icing *just perfectly*.|