Friday, September 21, 2012

Cupcake Blog Hop

Welcome to Cupcake Wars! No bloodshed here, just plenty of sugar! If you didn't start at Janet's blog: please do so! She's giving away a Cricut Lite Cartridge-Cupcake! How sweet is that?
We don't want you to miss any of the scrumptious projects and some have even left recipes for you to try! As we head into the holiday season, you might just have a new family favorite!
You should have come from: Amanda's I'm so glad you're here now, so check out my project and what I cooked up for you!

My project for today is a cupcake themed layout for my little cousin Owen. He has such a cute little face, and I hope that his mommy likes it. 

The cupcakes and hats are from Doodlecharms and the saying is from Sweet Treats

I used paper from My Minds Eye because it has great boy colors. I used rhinestones for the flames on the little cupcakes.

And because these are chocolate cupcakes I want to share my favorite chocolate raspberry cupcake recipe!

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter willl be thin)

Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350°F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely.

Now for the raspberry!

1 can of frosting and 1 jar of raspberry preserves
Mix 1 cup of raspberry preserves with the frosting until smooth

Take the rest of the raspberry preserves and put them in a pastry bag with a narrow tip. Inject preserves into each cupcake. then frost with the raspberry frosting. 

Your next stop is Melissa's blog. And here is the entire lineup in case you get lost:


  1. Love the layout and the cupcakes sound d-lious! TFS!

  2. I am sure that Owens mommy is going to love this Layout!! Fantastic job!! And thank you for sharing the Cupcake Recipe!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  3. Awesome!!! I love it and the recipe looks delicous! Janet Royer

  4. Your Layout is precious.. OOO your cupcake recipe looks so good! have to try this! Also I am a new follower..

  5. Sweet Treats is still one of my all time FAVORTIE cartridges from Provo Craft! A Must Have for sure! Love your layout!



  6. What a cute LO! Great color choices.

  7. Great layout! I love raspberry's and chocolate, I will have to try this recipe!!

  8. So cute - love the backing paper:-) TFS

  9. Adorable cupcakes! Love the teal and orange color combo. :)


  10. Very cute! I love the layout!!
    Such fun hopping with you!
    Scrappy hugs,

  11. Love the layout and the cupcakes look yummy!

  12. Such a cute layout! The cupcakes sound yummy!

  13. Cute cupcake LO, the border is adorable. And the cupcake recipe looks DELISH. You ladies are making me SO hungry! thanks for sharing. ;-)

  14. Cute layout. I like the bling for the flames. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I'm so following your blog and recipe!! Thanks for sharing such yumminess! I swear I'm off to have lunch now since it looks so tempting! The l/o is wonderful especially the blinged out flames.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S

  16. Great layout for your cousin and those cupcakes sound delicious. My daughter and husband love raspberry so I may have to try your recipe.

    I am a new follower.