Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting for that Chocolate Craving



Lately I have been having very strong chocolate cravings. My mouth gets watery and I just have to have something chocolate.

I found this recipe for chocolate cupcakes. I have to say, They are very, Very GOOD!!!!

Cupcakes:

2 cups sugar

1 ¾ cups flour

¾ cup baking cocoa

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

½ cup vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup boiling water

Heat oven to 350

Prepare cupcake pan with liners

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on Med speed for 2 min. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin)

Fill cups 2/3 full of batter.

Bake for 22 min

Chocolate frosting:

1 stick unsalted butter

2/3 cup Hersheys cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter in microwave, stir in cocoa, alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on med speed. Stir in vanilla extract.

I refrigerated the frosting while the cupcakes cooled, then I used a piping bag to pipe the frosting on the cupcakes.

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Guess who is 2 months old???


(Nicholas is 2 months old)

I haven’t blogged in a long time, I guess that is expected with a brand new baby and a 3 year old. Lets see, what’s new? I quit my job, I will be staying home with my two kidos. I got to say I miss my job. I miss getting up and out of the house and most of all I miss getting that pay check. LOL. But it had to be done. Since my family moved out of state (thanks a lot guys) I am here with no one to watch my kids, Well no one I feel comfortable and completely trust. But its for the best now. Eventually I will go back to work.
Nicholas is now 2 months old, at his last check up, he was 15 lbs! Wow he is huge. He is such a good baby. Here is what his day looks like. I am going to start with the time he goes to bed at night:
*goes to bed at 12am
*wakes up during the night to nurse around 3am and 5am. After nursing he goes back to sleep.
* He gets up at 8am.
*He goes back to sleep around 10am, he usually sleeps till 12 or one. (this is the time I clean the house, cook, do laundry and so forth)
*Then he usually takes another nap around 5-7.
*And when he is awake during the day, he just lays around and goos and coos. He is such a sweet heart, a very low maintenance baby.
Its difficult for me to stay home all day since I have been working full time since I was 16. Sometimes I don’t get out of the house for a entire week. But hopefully once the warm weather gets here I will be able to go on walks with my kidos. Now is the time for me to give my entire attention to my kids and family. At this time I believe it is the right decision no matter how hard it was for me.