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butter is good

June 10, 2011

I’ll be posting a lot about the food that comes out of the garden including some relatively healthy recipes on how to prepare a tasty dish.  One thing I will not be doing is trying to ‘health up’ sweets/desserts/etc.   I’m a believer in real food and if I’m gonna eat a piece of cake or pie I prefer it to be made with real butter, real sugar and all the other real…but maybe not so healthy ingredients.  I prefer not to deprive myself of such yummy goodness baked goods and just try portion control instead (though that’s not always the easiest either!).

I made these cupcakes awhile back for my mom’s birthday.  Got to say they were pretty tasty, as is expected coming from Pioneer Woman

I used this recipe: The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever and decided to go for cupcakes and added dark chocolate cocoa powder for a deeper flavor. 

Then I made this frosting: That’s The Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had

Finished them off with a quick piping of frosting and topped with a cute little viola flower.  The flower made the cupcake a little more elegant looking, which seemed more appropriate for my mom rather than sprinkles. 

The results were good.  Real good.  Classic moist dark-chocolatey cupcake with the most creamy, just-the-right-amount of sweetness frosting.  If you’re like me and not crazy about the traditional icing that gets a bit crusty and is very sweet, then this is your frosting. 

So next time you want chocolate cake, skip the box and try this.  You will not be disappointed.

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