Today is my baby girl’s birthday! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since that adorable little baby changed our lives forever. She’s now a pretty pre-teen with a quick wit, a love of everything, and some impressive artistic talent. It seemed only fitting to salute that with a batch of Funfetti Celebration Cupcakes.
These fluffy vanilla cupcakes are super easy to whip up from scratch and filled with your favorite sprinkles. Top them off with multi-colored icing and finish with a dusting of clear sprinkles for the glitter effect. We even found some super cool candles at the local craft store that have colored flames!
During my high school years we had family picnics as often as we could during the summer. Baked beans, hot dogs, salad, fruit, homemade ice cream – all the good stuff. One of my favorite picnic desserts was the chocolate cake Aunt Carol would often bring. A single round layer, covered in whipped cream, sprinkled with cinnamon and dotted with cherries. Simple, delicious, and light, it stuck in my mind. Many years later I’m re-creating it in these Black Forest Cupcakes!
The cupcakes themselves are a simple one bowl dark chocolate cake recipe. Last year my husband asked me to give him a cake recipe that he could make for my birthday without a lot of baking experience. I handed him The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe from Robyn at Add a Pinch which I had made several times myself, and suggested he make it as two single layers with whipped cream, cinnamon and cherries for nostalgia’s sake. It was a huge hit and we all loved it!