Baby Shower Cupcakes
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I'm a big fan of all things home made, so when I found out a few friends were expecting I had to get the move on and start crocheting some cute little things!
First was Zoe and Geoff, for there little boy/girl I made a set of cute puppies.
Next was Josh and Chris, for their little boy I made a ring rattle and a little dinosaur!
Now we can't forget about some chow right? When I think of baby showers I think of very scary situations filled with many many woman and stupid stupid horrible games... this was not going to be the case for this baby shower though *phew* cause me, I can't handle that crap...
Even though one baby was a going to be a boy for sure... I made the cupcakes pink anyway... why? because I had strawberry foam... and I wasn't about to waste it :)
Fudgy Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 12)
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup splenda blend for baking (or 1/2 cup white sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup Hershey's 100% Cocoa Special Dark
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips (i used semi-sweet chips)
Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix apple sauce, splenda, vanilla, beat in egg
In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
Add flour mixture to wet mixture a little at a time, stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into 12 silicon muffin cups (or lightly greased cupcake tins or use cupcake liners!)
Bake for about 20 minutes or until tops are firm to touch.
Strawberry cream cheese frosting
4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs strawberry foam (I'm sure jam would work too... just lumpier)
Beat all the ingredients together until smooth, spread on top of cooled cupcakes.
This little pink dino is on its way to one Joel and Jennifer who gave birth to a little girl named Olivia... man I'm going to stop drinking the water... everyone is pregnant!!! Yes Neva, Anjali, plus more, I'm looking over at all of you too! Pregnant ladies are everywhere!!!!
Speaking of Anjali... I made her this cute little bear who's wearing a red sweater!
Hey Neva... what kind of fun animal might your little bun in the oven like???