Yesterday I experienced my first “earthquake.” When it was happening my logical mind thought that someone had mistaken our house for one of the houses undergoing construction and was bulldozing my house. I’m very logical. I’m also from Kansas so the idea of an earthquake was never thought of. That has nothing to do with this post… I just wanted to share.
Yesterday I made some of my Homemade Nutella. It’s so good…
I also went to dinner with Josh and a group of his guy friends…. interesting conversations always come up. Always.
Since last night was “the last night of summer,” they wanted to have a boys night .
For many women out there this may be a disconcerting event…. but no. This is what my man’s boys night looked like:
Settlers of Catan
Margaritas – Jonathan style (which means it is one strong drink)
Cupcakes – manly cupcakes… they have beer in it
The boys wanted either brownies or cupcakes. All I needed to tell them is that I have one killer Guinness cupcake recipe, and they were sold.
I decided I wanted to do something different from my vanilla bean buttercream that I typical use with the Guinness cupcake. Then a light bulb went off… “Jill, you just made nutella this morning…. nutella buttercream!”
It has been declared by Josh (the hubs), that these are the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. “I never brag, but friends do tell me I’m quite accomplished in the art of baking”…. sorry, modified quote from the movie Emma.
The Guinness cake recipe is one of my favorites. I use it often just as my normal chocolate cake recipe because it has a wonderful texture and isn’t overly sweet. And really. Nutella Buttercream. Do I need to say anything further on that subject? Yum!
cake recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction
For the cupcakes: