Friday, July 2, 2010

happy vacation to us~~oh, and a cupcake recipe for you!

yes! it's vacay time AGAIN. i am thrilled. elated. i got to check out of workie at 1:30 today and could not have been happier! i got a little bit of pool time in before heading out to get some din with the boy!

he was starving.....he had to fast in order to have some lab work done for his life insurance policy. so needless to say, he was cranky pants. he gets that way when he is hungry. like a bear. maybe worse. i don't get's like that's all he can think about when the hunger pains strike.....

we headed over to 'the pub'...yes, that's the name. i had a sam adams 'summer ale' as well as a corona light to top off my roasted red pepper and goat cheese burger......hello deliciousness. sorry no pics. i have been bad about carrying the camera lately.....

soooo what y'all got planned for this festive 4th of july weekend??? we are chillin out! we are going to get up in the am and go for a run and stop at the cutest little cafe we just discovered for some blueberry cinnamon coffee.....then i think we are going to lay by the pool before heading to a party and baseball game! i love parties. i love baseball. heck, i love LIFE. seriously.

i wanted to share a delcious but simple cuppie recipe i have been using for years.....i found these and thought they were adorable,

um, hellooooo zebra and cheeta print cuppie wrappers! so i just had to fill with some yumminess!

cream cheese chocolate chip filled cuppies

1 box chocolate fudge cake mix prepared according to directions. set aside.
1 8 oz. package cream cheese ( i used light)
1 egg
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

preheat oven to 350'

whip together egg and sugar and cream cheese.....stir in chips! fill cupcake wrappers about 1/3 full of cake batter. drop about 1 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on top. cover with additional cake batter.

bake for approximately 17 mins. or until you feel they have reached your level of doneness! don't overbake! there is NOTHING worse then a dry, burnt cuppie!

here's a pic before adding the last layer of cake batter!

allow to cool and frost with your favorite buttercream frosting! these will not disappoint. i have taken them to work soooo many times and have always received rave reviews! kudos for filled cuppies!!

i am working on the boy to buy me a new camera.....a nice......expensive quality, really good camera! i think i can talk him into it! he's easily persuaded....a few good back rubs and a pedicure...(yes, he loves pedis....) and i can't coerce him into ANYTHING! ha!

i want to know what everyone is doing for their holiday weekend?!? fill me in! quickly!

have a great day/night blog land!

love and hugs,

p.s. my frosted cupcakes seen above were baked on a different day then when i made the zebra print didnt take any pics  of them, but i managed to find a pic of some other ones....just to give you an idea or what the finished product looked like!


Amy B @ Second City Randomness said...

Oh cream cheese... it makes any dessert so rich and wonderful!

Have a good weekend, my dear! (although starting it with that yumminess, I have no idea how you couldn't!)

anniebakes said...

oh, super yummy!! have a great 4th weekend!