Monday, June 28, 2010


I am a Team Captain for the Relay for Life and have been since 2004.  I am a 14 yr. melanoma survivor, so the the American Cancer Society the Relay for Life are very dear to my heart. I started to do the Relay when I knew too many friends and family members who had cancer I have lost two friends to cancer. The Relay lets you Celebrate Life, Remember those who have lost their fight against the disease, and raise money to Fight Back!  Our team fundraiser was to sell Fight Back Brownies at the Relay, and we did quite well. If you know someone who is fighting cancer or lost their battle. have a neighborhood bake sale and donate the money to the American Cancer Society.  You may also donate directly through my webpage,

 400 degree oven

1 c.flour, plus 1 tbsp.
1c. sugar 
1 stick, 8 oz, butter softened
4 eggs, room temp
1 16 oz can of Hershey's syrup
3/4 C. miniature or regular chocolate chips

1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Beat in chocolate syrup.
3. Beat in four eggs, mixing well.
4. Stir in flour and mix until well combined.
5. Stir in chocolate chips
6. Pour in greased 15"X10"X1"  jelly roll pan, and bake in 400 degree oven 20min., or until  knife  inserted in middle comes out clean.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

17 Candles... Devils Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Last week I went to my Granddaughter's to celebrate her 17th!!!! birthday.  I can't believe that she is 17!!! I asked her what kind of cupcakes she wanted, and of course she said chocolate.  Here she is with 17 candles on one cupcake!!! We thought that we might have to get the fire extinguisher ready. I adapted the Devils Food Chocolate Cake recipe on Chockylit by adding mini chocolate chip morsels to make them extra chocolaty with chocolate butter cream frosting.  Because these were traveling cupcakes, I left them unfrosted and my Granddaughter and I frosted them when I got there.  She loves to bake, when she has time.  I started baking with her when she was 18 mos. old, so I hope that she's a future foodie!

Devils Food Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes/350 degree oven

2c. flour
2c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter (1 stick room temp)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 c mini chocolate chip morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Measure all ingredients  except eggs and chocolate morsels in mixing bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, beat on high again  for 2 minutes.
5. Stir in chocolate morsels. until mixed.

Measure out into cupcake pan with liners, using a 2" ice cream scoop for filling.  Bake for about 15-20 min. until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan slightly and then transfer to a rack to cool completely before

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.

1 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 cocoa
4 c. confectioner's sugar
1/4 c. milk, more or less

1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
2. Add cocoa and 1c. sugar to butter mixture and beat until incorporated
3. Add half of the milk and remainder of sugar and beat until incorporated.
4. Continue to add milk until you get desired consistency


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