Hey there Cupcake!

CTMH Stampin' Buds December 2014 SOM

For those of you that know me you know that I absolutely love cupcakes, which is why I am in love Love LOVE with the Close To My Heart December 2014 Stamp of the Month “Cutie Pie” – SO ADORABLE!  Just look at all these great stamps that can be yours for just $5.00 (that’s 70% off retail!) in the month of December with a qualifying minimum purchase…11 in all!

CTMH Cutie Pie December 2014 SOM

Just imagine giving a handmade card (like the one featured below) to your favorite bestie along with a yummy cupcake just because.  What a wonderful way to treat a friend and to say thank you for their love and support on a daily basis.

CTMH Cute Pie 2014 SOM Card

…I think this is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets to work with for sure!

Plus, don’t forget about the “Deal of the Decade” special that’s going on through the month of December 2014!  It’s the perfect way to get some extra treats right before Christmas!

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Speaking of treats, here is my favorite Black Bottom Cupcake recipe…

Stampin' Buds Black Bottom Cupcakes

Combine the following into a mixing bowl:

*I like to double this portion of the recipe…but that’s just me.  :o)
1 cups (8oz) Cream Cheese
1 egg
1/3 cup Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt

Beat well.  Stir in:

1 cup Chocolate Chips

Set aside.

In a large bowl, sift:

3 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa
1 tsp. Soda
1 tsp. Salt
2 cups Water
2/3 cups Oil
2 Tbsp. Vinegar
2 tsp. Vanilla

Beat well.  Fill tip with muffin cups.  Fill muffin cups at least 1/2 full of chocolate batter.  Top each with a heaping tsp. of cream cheese mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.  Use the toothpick method to test if the cupcakes have baked all the way through.  Let cool and enjoy!

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