Chocolate Cupcakes (Cake Mix Doctor)

IMG_4523Congratulations to my younger sister on graduating middle school today!! In honor of her massive love of chocolate (even greater than mine!) I made these classic chocolate cupcakes. I hate to admit this, but here’s a secret: I baked these cupcakes using a cake mix! One of my favorite dessert bloggers Your Cup of Cake, who I love most for her beautiful cupcake decorations, also uses “doctored” mixes and claims that the mix is just the dry ingredients for the recipe, so I don’t feel that bad for using one myself. Continue reading

Banana Crumb Muffins

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If I’m talking about “a few of my favorite things”, I certainly cannot forget my fix of banana bread desserts! I’ve mentioned before that my favorite type of sweets are muffins and coffee cakes; they are always the tasters I take the most of at Trader Joe’s! Unfortunately this week marked the end of winter break, so I decided to bake some banana muffins for advisory to help ease back into the school routine. Continue reading

Birthday Cake Cupcakes

IMG_4377 2These vanilla cupcakes with fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting are mini birthday cakes in just a few bites! Dressed up with festive rainbow sprinkles, these yummy cupcakes are mouthwatering and delicious! Although most frostings can be overly sweet or waxy, this chocolate buttercream is light and simply the best!

Recipe: 1) Cupcake: Vanilla Cupcake  2) Frosting: Chocolate Buttercream 

**NOTE: There’s a special surprise in every bite; I scooped out some of the cake, so the cupcake is filled with extra chocolate buttercream frosting. Enjoy!

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Single Lady Blueberry Muffins (Healthy!)

Chocolate Covered Katie is quite possibly one my favorite food bloggers. EVER. She bakes healthy and guilt-free vegan desserts that still taste fantastic! I use the non-vegan versions, though, because I think they taste richer and more authentic. Because I absolutely love her baked oatmeals, I decided to try her “Single Lady Cupcakes” for an afternoon snack. Muffins are one of my favorite desserts, and I like blueberry muffins even more, so this recipe was my soulmate! The muffins are fluffy, delicious, and best of all low-cal! Enjoy!

***NOTE: You can put whatever you like in the muffins, or leave  them plain. Also, the recipe is designed to make one huge muffin, but I split it up into two medium sized ones instead.

Recipe: Single-Serving Blueberry Muffin

Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Unfortunately, this week is Finals Week, one of the most stressful weeks of the year. But to cheer up  my stressed (and grumpy) friends, I brought a batch of freshly-baked brain food to school.What could cheer someone up better than a homemade chocolate chip muffins on a gloomy morning?! As I expected, the muffins were gone in seconds and they left people asking for a glass on milk on the side! Muffins are one of my favorite desserts, so I naturally devoured them in seconds; they were light, fluffy, and of course delicious! Enjoy! Continue reading