I finally had the day off and to myself and enjoyed every minute of it. I wish I would have slept a little bit longer this morning because it felt like I was in a dream state all day. I was groggy and not quite with it. Oh, well. At least I was home all day.
I hope you have had a great week. I can't believe it is already November. Seems like yesterday it was January. I guess time flies when you get old. Anyway. Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I can't wait for turkey and cranberry sauce. Yum!!! I also get to go home and see my family. That is an extra bonus. I am so happy about going home to Georgia.
As I mentioned earlier, I was able to stay home today and not do much of anything. I am considering this my recovery time from working so much lately. I am trying to get all the bills paid before we go on vacation so we can actually enjoy ourselves. I have been working a lot of extra hours. I did, however, get some time to play in the kitchen today. Yay! I am really trying to improve on my baking skills. One day my dream is to open my own bakery. One day.... Back to today. I came across another blogger's recipe for Butterfingers Cupcakes and thought to myself, I love cupcakes and Butterfingers, what a genius idea to combine the two. I found this recipe on the website So I did just that. Can I say ....yum! I found this recipe on Steph's Bite by Bite Blog. I am so happy I did. They are delicious. I made a few minor changes to the recipe but otherwise it is generally the same.
adapted from Steph's Bite by Bite
2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
3 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 c cream soda
3 snack sized Butterfingers bars crumbled up
Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz butter at room temperature
2 c powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 T caramel sauce
3 snack sized Butterfingers bars crumbled
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake liners and set aside. In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together and set aside. In stand mixer use the paddle attachment and beat butter for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add both sugars and mix for another 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape down the bowl. Next add 1/3 of the buttermilk, then 1/3 of cream soda, followed by 1/3 of flour. Make sure to mix each ingredient thoroughly. Repeat until all ingredients have been used. Next add the Butterfingers crumbles.
For the frosting
Whip the cream cheese until fluffy. About 2 minutes and then add butter and whip that as well. Next add the vanilla and mix until combined. Add the caramel sauce and mix thoroughly. Add the sugar gradually and mix until combined. You may need to add a little more to make the icing a little thicker. Mine was a little runny. Frost the tops of the cupcakes and Enjoy!!!
I hope you have a great week!!!:)