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Foodie Friday: Buttercream Cupcake Cafe

It’s been a while since we have had a Foodie Friday blog post. Well we decided to feature a local business that we found. They have amazing cupcakes.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe is located in Chesapeake, Virginia owned and operated by Kimberly Dionne Middleton. Whether you are calling to place an order or walking through the door of the cafe, you are always greeted with a smile. Spending over an hour in the cupcake cafe we tried out four different flavors (we will share two with you today) which is only a tiny percentage of their evolving menu.

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This is the Elvis cupcake. Yes, we said Elvis, a moist chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling, topped with a banana buttercream and a dollop of peanut butter. This was a great combination of flavors that marry well and creates a dance party in your mouth.

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This explains what was left of the cupcake. We meant to take a picture of the inside of the cupcake but it was so good we couldn’t put the fork down.

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Can you say Apple Pie? Imagine gramma’s apple pie inside a rich cupcake with an apple filling. This is what you get. Kimberly mentioned adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, but we couldn’t wait to get the cupcake home to try it, so we just ate it plain.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe has a wide variety of flavors with a menu that changes with the seasons. Summer is coming so look out for Tropical Paradise and Watermelon.

Check out their website Buttercream Cupcake Cafe, ‘Like’ their Facebook pageFacebook , Follow on Twitter and Instagram @buttercreamcc

Visit Buttercream Cupcake Cafe for a delicious cupcake or better yet, place a catering order. You will not be disappointed.


Taste Test Tuesday: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

What do you think of when you think of hot chocolate? How about marshmallows, whipped cream and a steamy rich cup of chocolate velvet. Well today we will experience hot chocolate in a new form….cupcakes!

This is not your typical chocolate cupcake, this cupcake is a combination of devils food cake  and chocolate cake with some marshmallow bites inside. Yes, we said marshmallow bites, they remind you of the mini marshmallows that you find in your cup of hot cocoa.

You can see the marshmallow bites in the cake batter. Very simple and easy to make. Just a reminder the box only makes 12 cupcakes, not 24 like most box mixes.

Now for the frosting (it comes in the box, you have to whip it up real good), it’s marshmallowy goodness.  Just think Fluff, the stuff we used as kids when we didn’t use jelly with our peanut butter sandwiches. This frosting tastes just like it, even has a similar consistency. The frosting is a little sweet so be careful.

Take a look inside and you can see the marshmallows in the batter. Such a warm and tasty treat. We’ve spotted them in Wal-Mart, Aldi’s, Target and some grocery stores, all for under $2.50 a box.

Here’s another treat: They have brownies too!!!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the kitchen today, we hope you enjoyed today’s post, eat up!