Sunday, March 13, 2011
Yesterday was a whirlwind as we got everything together for a baby shower for my niece. Everything was going smoothly until we were almost at Baby Sister's house with all the food and realized we had left the large centerpiece on my dining room table! Thankfully there was time to send Granddaddy back to get it. How on earth did we forget the biggest thing on the table???
Baby Sister had fun in her new party clothes. She will soon have a new cousin. Someone to play with at family gatherings. We can't wait!
I enjoy making dainty little party foods and this little cupcake has to be a favorite. The recipe came from my daughter's college roommate. She didn't have a name for the recipe so we named it after her! They are easy to make and can be made ahead and frozen. A perfect party recipe.
Libby's Fudgy Nutty Chocolate Cupcakes
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 sticks butter
1/4 tsp. butter flavoring
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
1-3/4 cups sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Melt chocolate and butter. Stir in nuts and butter flavoring.
Mix sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla
Add chocolate mixture and fold together.
Spoon into mini muffin pans, lined with paper liners.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness.
Makes 60 mini cupcakes.
(If you want regular size cupcakes, bake 30-35 minutes. Makes 24.)