I was going to name this post
'Little Suzy Methmaker'
Seems like since I've been on my weight loss journey - I've barely baked a thing.
This is from the gal that had about 75lbs of flour and 10 lbs of butter in the house at any given moment.
I've pondered my lack of baking, and shrugged it off to 'it's too soon - I can't handle the temptation'.
Then I went through a spell and thought 'ohmagoodness - I never liked baking in the first place - I just liked eating it! Baked goods are my crack, and I'm my own dealer'.
Along came the day the BoyChild was visiting.
(He's doing well, FYI - I need to get him on here again, don't I? He's as tall as I am.)
You'd think we hadn't seen each other in years - they way we do go on when we do - I had to pull over in the car a time or two - laughing so hard I couldn't see.
We were chatting and laughing like two hummingbirds on crack.
Why yes - there ARE a lot of drug references in this post!
I wanted to make him a special treat.
I truly felt like I could make the cupcakes and they wouldn't be a problem - well - not a huge problem.
I actually really enjoyed the whole process of baking - and hearing the moans of the BoyChild, and the smile on Glenco's face.
I DO like baking!
Even if I don't get to eat it.
And as silly as that sounds - it's something I've mentally wrestled with since changing my lifestyle.
I got the recipe from here -
and it's a keeper so I'm told.
(OK, I ate one! - and yes! it's a keeper!!)
They are super quick to make since the base is a boxed cake mix.
I can hear you gasping! YES! I used a boxed cake mix!
The recipe follows -
I've been a bit AWOL here lately - due to working at Pier One - I'm not sure I'm going to last gals - to tell you the truth.
Well, I will if they change my schedule up somewhat.
I've been having to go in just for 2 or 3 hours every other day - and driving the Heep - it's just not worth the time and gas.
It's got me totally disjointed it has.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of oil
Mix it all up with a mixer - let it beat about two minutes to get it good and blended, and to whip some air in it.
This makes exactly 2 dozen cupcakes.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes - or until they spring back when you poke them.
Let them cool and frost them with this -
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter (don't even THINK of using margarine!)
1 t. vanilla
1.5 t cinnamon
Enough powdered sugar to make a good frosting consistency - about 3 to 4 cups.
Just blend this with a mixer until it turns into frosting.
(yes, I know I give the worst cooking directions ever!
I take a lot for granted - assuming you guys know how to bake.
If you can manage not to just eat the frosting alone - frost the cupcakes.
Eat it and weep.