What a weekend!! Started Friday night with virus invading my computer and me panicking that I was losing all my photos that were stocked in my computer (without backup!!)... Brought it to Best Buy yesterday morning and got it back this afternoon, minus a few things - but didn't loose photos!! Yes!!! Did lose all my actions though :( Will have to go shop around to get some new ones!
Last night was invited to T for a wonderful BBQ - so much fun!! Ate too much (of course) - but everything was soooo good!!
Brought two kinds of cupcakes. Here's the first ones I baked - Chocolate & Chili Cupcakes
Chocolate & Chili Cupcakes
Adapted from 500 Cupcakes
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the frosting:
1 1/2 cups confectionners' sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
Preheat the oven to 350. Place 15 baking cups in muffins pans. Combine all the cupcake ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter into the cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pans from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.
To make the frosting, blend all the ingredients together in a food processor. Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.
Store unfrosted in an airtight container for up to 2 days.