Today, Princess Cassi turns 19 years old!!! She is currently in Venice, Italy sailing around on a private boat…what a life!
The rotary sponsors several trips throughout the year. This trip is to Croatia, with side trips to other countries, including Venice. She is one very lucky young lady 🙂 So far she has been tagged in a photo while attending Soiree Playboy…..WHAT?
and has developed a love of wine, in fact she has already told me that she is not happy about not being able to purchase wine for 2 whole years after she comes home!
I am really glad to see that she is having so much fun, I just hope the rest of her life is as big of an adventure 🙂
In honor of your birthday, I have baked you some cupcakes. You will notice…they do not contain any alcohol, as per your usual request 🙂 Although, I bet I could make some with wine that you would like!!!
They turned out really pretty, but they didn’t look like a cafe mocha cupcake! So I scraped off the blue beads, and drizzled some chocolate syrup over the top, and poured on some sprinkles…..Voila!
Now that LOOKS like a Cafe Mocha Cupcake!
Back here in Iowa, my son’s trials and tribulations continue…he was rear ended on his way home from work 🙁 Boy, when it rains it sure pours…
People need to learn how to drive!!! Car 1 – decided to make an illegal left turn into a gas station…at 4:20pm…at one of the busiest intersections in town…across a turn lane! Car 2 – slammed on his brakes…all good! Car 3 (Alex) slams on his brakes…all good. Car 4 (big Chevy truck) slams on his brakes…barely misses Alex! Car 5 – Runs Red Light…slams into Chevy truck…which then slams into Alex. Thankfully, car 1 made his turn and car 2 was starting to move forward, or Alex would have been squished between 2 vehicles!
He did look quite handsome standing there in his suit…he had a job interview that morning for a promotion at work 🙂 Keep your fingers crossed…..and eat some cupcakes!
This recipe was featured on Sweet and Savory Sunday#7 @
Cafe Mocha Cupcakes
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
- 2 Cups granulated sugar
- 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3.4 ounce package devil's food instant pudding
- 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon espresso powder
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 Large organic eggs
- 3/4 cups canola oil
- 2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 Cups fresh brewed espresso (4) double shots)
- chocolate syrup (garnish)
- sprinkles (garnish)
You can also bake in (2) 9" round cake pans for 40 minutes.
Here is my favorite Butter cream frosting recipe.