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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Here is your first edition of:

Theresa’s Table {Calories Need Not Apply}

For a while now I have been really, really into baking. It has really been cupcakes galore around here! So I decided to share a few of the better recipes with you…. Up first are my Reeses peanut butter cupcakes!  These are rich chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate peanut butter fudge filling topped with peanut butter frosting. Let me tell you, the frosting was AMAZING, if I didn’t have cupcakes to frost, I could have just sat and ate it all! Needless to say these cupcakes were a HUGE hit with Greg and my Mom!

The Cake

Ingredient Amount
Flower 1.5 cups
Sugar (White) 1.5 cups
Coco Powder ¾ cup
Instant Chocolate Pudding ¼  packet
Baking Soda ¼ teaspoon
Baking Powder 1 teaspoon
Butter ½ stick
Eggs 2
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Milk (I use 2%) 1 cup

The Filling

Instant Chocolate Pudding ¾ packet
Milk (2%)  cups
Peanut butter 2 tablespoons

For the filling I mix everything together and let sit in the fridge. (follow the box for length of time)

 

The Frosting

Butter 1 stick
Reeses Peanut Butter Chips 1 bag
Confectioners Sugar 2 cups
Heavy Whipping Cream ¾ cups

For the frosting, I add the peanut butter chips to a large bowl. Personally with peanut butter chips I put them in the microwave to melt and then stir into a nice smooth mixture. I then mix in equal parts of each and blend with a hand mixer (because I am too poor to afford a kitchen-aid). I tend to add more of a specific ingredient if I feel the frosting needs it. (feel out the frosting if it is watery, add more powdered sugar, if it is too thick, add some whipping cream…ect.). Once the frosting is done I sometimes let it chill (my kitchen can be too hot and make the frosting a bit to soft to properly frost cupcakes).

 

 

I bake the cupcakes at 350 for about 12-15 minutes (best bet is to check the cupcakes to see if they are done). Once out of the oven, I take the cupcakes chill them for about 15 minutes and then fill with the pudding mixture.  Then I frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with a few mini Resses pieces candies.

{Side note… The setup, is my kitchen table and scrapbook paper!}

If you’re looking for a rich cupcake for Resses fans look no further!

If you try these, be sure to tell me how they turned out! & keep an eye out for some of my other cupcake recipes (Apple pie, butterbeer, and vanilla pudding)

{All photos were taken by me, Theresa Bridget, with a 5D mk iii, canon 100mm L, and a speedlight}

Last comic standing

Are you a morning person, or a night person?–Me, I guess I would have to say I am a morning person, but it doesn’t mean I like waking up early. Today was a little different thought–I woke up at 6:40am today ( yes for me that is early)–but today was different because I was waking up to go see the living tapping for Last Comic Standing! I originally signed up to get tickets to a tapping of Tosh.0; however, I guess other people like him too and the tickets were sold out.

I was sent a link saying that tickets for the season finale of last comic standing were available–and you know me, I can’t turn down free! (turns out it wasn’t the season finale, it was the one before)

The morning started out with starbucks–a must on any “special day”. I will come clean, I am an addict, I love starbucks– espresso frappicino light ❤ yuuuumy!

Once on the road, it was like any other California morning–filled with traffic! Just to give you an idea, the studio from my house without traffic is around 35ish minutes away–it took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to get there. This is California thought, and you plan for it. ( hence waking up at 6!)

A rare no traffic moment:

By the time we got in line it was 9am– and we were not going to be let in until 10:30–so we waited. That is the thing you have to know about going to a T.V. show tapping–well at least this one— be prepared to wait, and wait, and wait for it…. yep you guessed it wait! :). There was a bunch of waiting, then moving, then a new line, then waiting again, then waiting to sit, then sitting, then waiting, then clapping. That is another thing, you need to clap, and clap all the time. It is worth it thought because its free.

So for those of you who don’t watch last comic standing– and don’t feel bad, I don’t either– it is hosted by Craig Robinson… He was hilarious, he was keeping us entertained during down time, and seemed like a genuinely nice guy… The judges ehh, I wasn’t sitting close to them, but they didn’t even look at anyone around them during the down time. So I don’t know how I feel about them.

The show started up like any normal reality show… que lights, que clapping, que dramatic music, and then duh duh duh sorry….Jonathan Thymius you are eliminated. I don’t normally watch the show, so I don’t know how I feel about this. More clapping, a joke, and the first comedian takes the stage. Unfortunately no cameras are aloud into the theater… so my description will need to suffice.

Roy Wood, was really funny! He was actually my favorite that I saw. He also had the best joke of the night, it’s hard to remember all or it and tell it well enough, so I am going to forgo that, but youtube it if you have the chance, very funny! After his act maybe 2 minutes long, they cut to commercial(for normal people anyway–not me, because I’m special, or you, I guess, if you have a DVR-The best part about watching a live tapping–no commercials!

Next upTommy Johnagin, he was funny too. One time God threw a deer at his truck, oh also he went to an OBGYN for a sports physical (get it he’s a boy) it was funny… laugh,clap,laughs,clap…

Next Myq Kaplan,he mentioned mermaids, so I like him, because I like mermaids… But I don’t know he supports womens rights, so I don’t know thats kinda far out… women votting… nah! ( sarcastic here!) laugh clap laughs clap.

Next it was Felipe’s turn, now him… he was funny, but not as much as the others. He did have a heart attack at 12… that was about the funniest part… more laugh clap, laugh clap

clap clap… its Mike DeStefano’s turn… he taught me that the only difference between Jewish people, and Italian people is a college degree, this guy was also funny… then clap laugh clap laugh ( Yes I did change that up, I thought you could use it)

more clap clapping… and drum roll… Ron White! He is from the blue-collar comedy, and he was pretty funny it wasn’t long enough thought.

clap clap clap… The end

The show went by faster than I thought it was about an hour and 15 min, there wasn’t much messing up. The only part we had to tape more than once was the clapping. Yes there was so much clapping.

I am so happy that I was able to go to the show thought, it was a really fun experience. While there was alot of clapping, and alot of waiting I would recommend it to anyone. I will definitely do it again–hopefully Tosh.0 next time–Here that Tosh… I’m coming for you!

Since the tapping ended so early, and I was already in Los Angeles Greg and I went up to the Hollywood sign! I have lived in So cal for 21 years, and have yet to see the hollywood sign from any closer than highland. The road up is extremely small, it almost seems like one way, two cars could not go up and down at the same time. We made it up safely thought, and boy was it cool! You can not actually go up to the sign, the road to it is closed, people do it anyway. I didn’t thought I was in heals, I wouldn’t have anyway I don’t like breaking rules. Finally after 21 years I have my picture up close with the sign!!!

Here is the sign.. its that tiny white thing in the background.

Then we went up higher!

Next we were on our way to sprinkles! If you have never had one– you are missing out! We took a quick short cut on the way and visited Hight Voltages a.k.a L.A ink– not as impressive in real life, I wish I would have looked around more, but I felt kinda out-of-place.

Finally onward to sprinkles! The cupcakes there are very yummy. The frosting is extremely sweet, but it counters with the moist cake to give an amazing flavor. Honestly the only way to describe it, is an orgasm in your mouth. Maybe I have went and hyped it a bit to much, but if you like sweets then you will like sprinkles! Be prepared to wait thought the line is always out the door–mostly because its a tiny shop, and they keep the door closed to keep in freshness. ( I would recommend the vanilla, with sprinkles) I have tried the moca, and red velvet, they are ok, moca is really strong, and I think that my red velvet cupcakes are better. The secret is butter!

Then it was homeward bound…

Where I found a new present waiting… My dad bought a new T.V. 🙂

Now it is off to watch the show, and hopefully see a glimpse of me!

oh and thanks random guy for this great photo!!

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