I just love when people come up to me and tell me they read my blog!
Sometimes it really surprises me.
Yesterday my nephew said he has looked at it !
Made my day :)
Which brings me to a small request.
See that little blue button on the right side?
Right there - look...
It says , " Join this Site".
I would SO love if you would click on it !
It just lets me know that people actually like my blog.
It's a warm , fuzzy kind of thing :)
Now on to todays post.
I have said before,
I am The Cupcake Queen !
Well, not really, but in my family I am !
I made two varieties for Christmas this year and thought I would share them with you.
First one , Turtle Cupcakes.
Simple , simple, simple.
Take whatever chocolate cake mix is your favorite.
I use German Chocolate.
Mix as per directions.
Unwrap a Carmel on smoosh it in the center.
Bake as directed.
Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
At this point I would top with chopped pecans for a "real" Turtle taste,
but my kids have a thing against nuts,
so I used toffee bits, they love those.
( You know I LOVE Rachel Ray )
Coconut Cream Cupcakes
1 pkg. White Cake Mix
1 (14 oz. can) cream of coconut
(I actually found this in the liquor department in the grocery store.)
1 (14 0z. can ) sweetened condensed milk
I handful ( approx. 1 cup, I have small hands) flaked coconut
Mix cake according to directions
Bake cupcakes according to directions.
In a bowl, combine Cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
While cupcakes are still warm, poke holes in them with a straw.
Pour the cream/milk combo over them.
WARNING - this will be MESSY
Let them cool.
Top with your favorite frosting ( I used Buttercream)
Garnish with more flaked coconut.
Terrible picture !
They really are quite beautiful!
A little better , not much .
I got a new laptop for Christmas,
My husband is the BEST !
Maybe I need to ask Santa for a new camera too.
And maybe some lessons.....
These really are delish,
IF you like coconut.
Not everyone does,
apparently none of my children do.
I do :)
OK here is some advise.
These are really messy. The milk/cream mixture that makes them so delish goes everywhere.
The original recipe ( which i modified , I ALWAYS modify) is actually meant to be a cake.
I like to make cupcakes.
It would probably work better as a cake.
Less messy anyway.
I just wrapped them in an extra cupcake liner for less sticky handling.
If you like coconut, please try these.
As cupcakes or a cake, doesn't matter.
This is truly a delish, moist cake.
Let me know if you are brave enough to make it cupcakes!
I hope everyone had as wonderful a Christmas as I did.
I am truly blessed!
Me and my Beautiful Girls !
Christmas Cheers ! From My Family to Yours !
( Niece Spencer, Baby Girl Emily, Sis and Me )
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