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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting


Sorry about the lack of posts. I have been uber busy with somethings I've been working on. I shall hopefully reveal what these somethings are soon, but for now, I thought I should update.

These yummy nummy cupcakes were actually made over a month ago, but I just never got around to posting. I have so many pictures in the backlog of photos, Im going to have to do a "housekeeping" post with all of them in one big long post! lol

so...about this time I had bought myself a handy dandy ice cream scoop (that can unscoop itself!) as well as Wiltons twirly star tip # 1M! This in its self CALLS for cupcakes baking! So I obliged.

My thing with cupcakes is that they have to be moist. they have to be. THE WORST thing a cupcake can be is MY opinion anyways.

So when I saw a blog post describing how moist and yummy a Chocolate Mayonnaise recipe, to say I was intrigued would be an understatement. Mayonnaise, with its HIGH fat content MUST make the cupcakes uber moist, and uber yummy. So I gave it a shot.

Unfortunatly, it was a big dissapointment.

The cake was moist 'enough' but the next day it was actually very dry, and there wasnt much of a chocolate flavour AT ALL. I was thinking if I had maybe doubled the chocolate amount it would have been better? In fact, there were a few cupcakes left over that had to be thrown out (which is an EXTREMELY RARE occurence in my household). However, the frosting was still very yummy nummy. I sorta "made this one as I go", but it was pretty tasty!

I wont include the recipe for the cake....(because thats just mean! heres the link to the disgusting cake this person made :P)

Heres the Mocha Frosting:

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp instant coffee powder
2 tbsp hot milk
2 tbsp whipped cream

1) Dissolve instant coffee into hot milk.
2) beat butter Icing Sugar and Coffe mixture
3) add Cocoa powder
4) Add the whipped cream, and beat until smooth and creamy.

MMMM.....I want some of this frosting right now!

Also, my friend Jordan, has a new youtube account and hes been making a few random videos, and really wants some new viewers, he asked me if I could 'feature' his youtube account since my blog gets views and such, this was our hilarious msn convo:

(click to read)

So, I lead him to believe I wouldnt, but I'm not THAT much of a bitch am I? ;) I mean....I would OWN him for all eternity :D

So heres his link....I think you should visit him..he deserves it...for sucking up to me like that :D


Well that all for now! I hope to be able to post sooner rather then later next time :/


Garlic Shrimp

Hello, Hello,

Sorry bout the lack of posts. There's many reasons for it. One of them being that Blogger has been so frustrating the past few days and not uploading my pics properly >:(

Another, major one, is my photography obsession. Allow me to explain. whenever I make food I have, have, HAVE to take pictures. lots of pictures. like AT LEAST 50. Yah. So...this makes it waaaayyyyyy to hard to try to sort through all of em, pick which ones I actually like, then put em through photoshop, and upload onto blogger (which as I did mention is being ... **insert special word here* )Also, for my food photography I like to do it during daylight hours, so this week I have baked stuff that HASNT lasted till the next morning. Thus no pictures :(

Anywho, the solution? Im going to try try TRY to take less pictures. TRY SO HARD :( And also try to bake early so I have time to take pics before it gets dark.We shall see what happens ;)

NOW, on to the yummy nummy shrimp :)

I actually made this over a week ago...but oh well here they are now! This was a on the whim sorta thing. My dad said he wanted battered shrimp for lunch, and asked me to call my mom (who was at work) about how to make them. I obliged. However, the original recipe was too bland for my liking (flour and eggs) so I....*got tad creative*

Garlic Shrimp

Mix together approx:

1/2 cup sifted flour
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
salt and pepper to taste

**adjust to personal taste.

Then beat an egg (or 2) and dip your shrimp into them and toss it into the flour mixture, and toss it into a frying pan for about 2-3 min for each side.

Then you're done!:) Pretty easy no? but SOOO good. Just looking at these is making me crave some more!:P

Well that's all for now!

I'm going to try to get MORE posts up this week, especially since summer courses start in a few days :/

P.S. I've JUST realized how messed up my tags have been. I will prob be going back to fix them all ASAP ;)


Random Fun Stuff

Song of the week: Glee Season 2!!

Watching: Criminal Minds season 6 (man! its mind blowing)

Inspirational Quote:

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"

Random Foodie Fact:

"The world's first chocolate candy was produced in 1828 by Dutch chocolate-maker Conrad J. Van Houten."

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