Desserts

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I know cupcakes are nothing new and that people have been baking them for birthday parties for a very long time.  Yet these days, it seems cupcakes have become sort of hip and everyone is making them.  Me included.  My sweet tooth loves a yummy cupcake with the individual portions of soft cake and creamy frosting.  I found these Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting when I was looking at other food blogs.  I came across a beautiful blog called Glorious Treats and stopped immediately when I came to these cupcakes.  I’ve been experimenting with making my own peanut butter frosting and haven’t quite gotten it right.  I think this one does.  I took some to my work and everyone who tried them took one bite and walked away with a smile on their face.  Sinfully delicious.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions: 

  • Reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1/3 less fat cream cheese

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

I’m a big fan of cobblers and this delicious Blueberry-Peach Cobbler takes advantage of two of summer’s favorite fruits.  When I go to the farmer’s market and end up with leftover fruit, I love throwing them in the oven with some flour and sugar and hope I end up with something as good as this.  A simple, light summer dessert.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

Chocolate-Chip Apricot Bars

Oatmeal + chocolate = Love.  Give me a chewy, gooey, chocolatey treat like these Chocolate-Chip Apricot Bars anyday and I’m a happy camper.  The dried apricots provide a chewiness and add a slightly different sweetness to the bars without being overpowering.  If you don’t like dried fruit, you may not even notice that they are in there but feel free to leave them out if you want.  These are the kind of bars that I can’t keep in the house or I just might eat half the pan before bed.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:

  • Dark brown sugar for light brown sugar (it’s what I had on hand)

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Real Simple Magazine

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