Brownie Surprise Cakes {recipe}

I love making fun treats for our family nights each week. This last week, I made a fun new cupcake and it had a fun surprise inside:


Start by mixing up your favorite brownie mix. Place a cupcake liner in each cup. Twist an oreo apart and place cookie side down (make sure you put the half with the cream on it) Fill cup up halfway with brownie mix and bake according to instructions. Finish by using a buttercream frosting with broken oreo tops (use the other half of the cookies). Pipe buttercream on cupcake and add a dusting of oreo crumbs on top.

My husband doesn’t love frosting, but said this whole combination was incredibly delicious (and rich enough to only eat one!)


Now if you want to grab some free Summer Toppers to go on your cupcakes, head over to I heart naptime where I am sharing these toppers for Jamielyn’s Hello Summer series:

Hope your summer has been great.


For more summer fun:

DIY Frozen Elsa Dress  /  Summertime Activity House  /  Summertime Cube

A Chocolate (x4) Treat {recipe}

Oh dear, I have to admit something. You remember that I had a baby 6 months ago, right?! Well, I am actively trying to shed my baby weight right now and am in a competition right now with one of my friends to see who can go without sweets the longest. BUT I have this weird thing, that I just LOVE to bake! So what’s a girl to do? I bake and give it away!

The hardest thing is when I find amazing recipes like THIS ONE that I found over at Is This Really My Life?..and I know I have to pair it up with some of my favs.

I just didn’t even know what to call this so I just kept writing chocolate over and over. SO the recipe?

I’m going to send you over to Is this really my life for the Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Um..does that sound like perfection. (my husband said it was) The only thing  I did different was add some sea salt to the chocolate at the end.


My chocolate cupcakes are made with a box mix! Can you believe it? BUT in addition to the ingredients that the box calls for, add in 1 box of chocolate pudding and 2 cups of milk chocolate chips. Bake them just until the cake barely holds shape. (you do not want to overcook them)

The chocolate buttercream:

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup salted butter
4 tbsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. cocoa powder (if you want it more chocolatey, add more)
Mix all of the ingredients together. If you want it thicker, simply add more powdered sugar. If you want it thinner, simply add a little milk.

So if you LOVE chocolate. Make it all and then enjoy it for me…and let me know how it tastes! ;)

Toasted Coconut Cupcakes {recipe}

Oooh, Spring is right around the corner and I am SO excited about it! I hope you have been catching glimpses here and there of the nice weather. I am so excited to share one of my favorite treats to make..Toasted Coconut COCONUT cupcakes. I know, coconut overload, but seriously, if you want a nice light coconutty dessert..this one is for you!

To print the recipe, simply click on the picture, right click on your mouse and save. Then print as you desire!

I love to dress my cupcakes up, so I topped these with Cadbury eggs (seriously an addiction at Easter time) and then threw together some little flags to top them off.

They would be great on an Easter table (you could add a name to the flag to make it a name card at dinner) or put a bunch of them on a plate and surprise an unsuspecting neighbor. I promise they will love you for life!

Check out New Kiki and Company Easter printables by clicking HERE.

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