Golden Vanilla Cupcakes

I was headed to a family get together this weekend, thinking about what I could bring when I remembered the box of unused cake mix in my pantry.  I’ve never been one to make anything exactly the way it says to on the box…I like to amp it up or add my own touches.  I saw this recipe on Fabulously Frugal, and I had to give it a try. They turned out very light and moist…so yummy!!

Golden Vanilla Cupcakes

Betty Crocker Super Moist Golden Vanilla cake mix (although you could use any flavor you like)
4 eggs (if using a different mix take the number of eggs on the instructions and add 1 more)
1/2 cup butter, melted (substitute melted butter for oil in any cake mix)
1 cup milk (substitute milk for water in any cake mix)

Mix all ingredients together in a large glass bowl.  Beat for 30 seconds on low, then for 2 minutes on medium.  Mixture will be thick and creamy.  Line muffin tins with cupcake liners and fill each liner 3/4 full.  Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.  Yields 24 cupcakes.

For frosting I used Pillsbury Classic White.  Wait for the cupcakes to cool then frost and decorate as you please.  Enjoy!


Ooey Gooey Dessert Pizza

Ok I have a confession…we all have guilty pleasures right? You know…things we probably (ok definitely) shouldn’t indulge in? But they are just so incredibly delicious …occasionally we throw up a white flag and joyfully surrender. Well girls this is one of those times!! So throw on your sweatpants, and pull your hair in a pony, Im about to introduce you to my frienemy (thats right…frienemy! We have a bit of a love hate relationship) Mr. OOey Gooey Dessert Pizza…by the way you’re gonna wanna wear your cute sweats for this!!

First make the easiest pizza dough ever! ( This easy yeastless dough recipe yields enough dough to make a gourmet pizza for dinner, and  this amazing dessert pizza for later…now thats CENTSIBLE!)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2.5 cups flour

2.75 tsp baking powder

1tsp. salt

1 tbsp oil

1 cup water

Mix all the dry ingredients, then gradually add water and oil. Stir until it forms a ball, if dough is too stiff add more water. the dough should be soft not sticky..knead on floured surface for 2-3 minutes. Roll out to desired thickness, I like mine fairly thin. You can roll up edges to make it even prettier!

Place rolled dough on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes

Remove pizza dough from oven

Topping Ingredients:

Creamy peanut butter

Marshmallow cream

Nilla wafers (crushed)

Mini Chocolate chips

Jack cheese ( i know it sounds wierd..but trust me its the secret ingredient)

While crust is still hot spread a thin layer of peanut butter over entire crust, then drop small spoonfuls of marshmallow cream all over pizza, now sprinkle crushed Nilla wafers and mini chocolate chips evenly across dough, finish with a handful of jack cheese just scattered across the top. Place back in the oven and bake for 6-8 more minutes. When you see the chocolate chips melting and the cheese bubbling you’ll know your date with destiny has arrived!!  Image