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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting and My 2nd Blogiversary Cupcake Linky Party

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to ME!!! I cannot believe I have been doing this blogging thing for 2 years! I have been enormously blessed in more ways than I can count throughout this journey - and I am so glad to have some of my bloggy friends to help me celebrate with a Cupcake Linky Party! I'm sharing Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with a Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting ..... try to say that five times fast! Yikes! Be sure to read all the way to the end to see what my bloggy friends made for my party - and if you're a blogger, come link up YOUR cupcake recipes! 

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If you're a blogger, you probably remember the very first time you hit that publish button. For me, it was February 27th, 2012 at 5:22 pm EST. Yes, I actually remember that exact moment of my finger hovering over the publish button, then pushing it for all the world to see. (Just for fun - exactly 69 people have read my very first post as of writing this - don't worry if you haven't read it - you're not missing anything! Haha - I didn't say much!) If you're like me, you wondered if you really knew what you were doing, if anyone would ever read what you wrote ... and maybe you wondered if anything would ever come from this "blogging thing." 

My intention from the beginning was just to have an outlet that was mine ... ALL MINE. Something I didn't have to share with my kids - and hopefully, a place where I could find a few like-minded people who loved to cook and bake. Looking back .... I had no idea how important this blog would be to me ... how much it would become my "baby" .... how many countless hours I would spend on it writing posts, taking pictures, tweaking the look and feel .... or how many brain cells I would lose from trying to learn this thing called HTML. (I swear I felt them exploding!!) The truth is, as bloggers we put sooooo much time into this. Countless hours. It's not just what you see - but sometimes what you don't see. 

Never in a million years, would I have guessed I would have almost 27,500 followers on Facebook, more than 2,600 followers on Twitter, more than 17,000 Pinterest followers and over 450 followers on Instagram! This blows my mind every single day! I probably don't tell y'all often enough how much fun you make my "job." Or how much I appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to stop by my blog or follow me on social media.

The truth is, what started out as "something fo rme to do," has become so much more. It has been a blessing to my family financially. It has become my job - and it's one I LOVE doing. I have started to make an actual steady income from this .... although it is not my motivation, it has been a really nice bonus. I would do this without pay (and I did it without pay for quite a long time LOL - my blogger friends know how hard it is!!) 

I love sharing recipes with y'all, and I love trying new things. I have made some really great friends through blogging - other bloggers and some really awesome fans (I have the best fans btw!) The first two years have been a blast and I look forward to what lies ahead. Thank y'all so much for being a part of this with me! (hugs!!!)

Now - let's check out some cupcakes! :)

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Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting
Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker
Printable recipe
Yield: 24 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
¾ cup hot brewed coffee
½ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup butter, softened
1¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
¾ cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla

For the frosting:
1 can (13.4 oz.) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin/cupcake holes with paper liners. Set aside. 

In a medium bowl, combine the coffee, cocoa and cinnamon with a wire whisk until smooth. Set aside. 

In a separate medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda until well blended; set aside. 

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on HIGH speed until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set the mixture aside. 

Add the buttermilk and vanilla to the slightly cooled coffee mixture. 

Add half of the flour mixture, then add the coffee mixture, into the butter mixture. Repeat with remaining flour and coffee mixture. Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally, until the mixture is well combined. Divide the batter evenly between the paper-lined tins.

Bake for 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of one of the cupcakes tests clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the dulce de leche and cream cheese on high speed until well blended and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Top cooled cupcake with frosting. 

Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. 

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Delicioso ..... these things are lip-smackingly good!

Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting #cupcakes #dessert #Mexican #chocolate

My bloggy friends are here to help me celebrate with even more cupcakes! If you're a blogger, please feel free to share any cupcakes you have posted! There's something for everyone here!

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  1. Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary!!! You are amazing and a blog I look up to so much! I thought you were older (in blog years, that is!) Thanks for the fun cupcake party too, I appreciate you!

    Much continued success to you and your blog my friend!

  2. This is so much fun, Jamie! I'm so happy to be a part of it! Happy Blogiversary, and many more! ♥

  3. Happy year two to you! I thought it's been longer than've got it going on, girl!
    These cupcakes are fantastic. All I had to see were the first two ingredients ;)
    Thank you for the cupcake party. Fun!

    1. A week later, I'm still thinking about these. Thank you for linking!

  4. Happy Blogiversary, Jamie! What a great accomplishment! It's been fun to see all the success you are enjoying due to your hard work, the relationships you've fostered, and faith in the One who makes all things possible. Congratulations, sweet friend. Enjoy your sweet success! You deserve it!

  5. Your cupcake recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks for letting me be part of your celebration.

  6. Jamie just wanted to say Happy 2!!! The cupcakes look delicious and thanks for letting us celebrate along with you!

  7. G'day and Happy Blog Anniversary! Congrats, true!
    Shared a cupcake to you party and spread the love today too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. Happy Blogiversary, Jamie. What a fun way to celebrate!!

  9. Congratulations Jamie, what an amazing journey blogging is! I am so happy to have "met" you, and that I get to share LGSS with you. You are a wonderful inspiration my friend. Thank you for not kicking me out, even though I can never remember to check the email!! :( Have an awesome cupcake celebration....just don't eat too many. ;) One of these days I will have to deliver some in person.!

  10. Jamie, wishing the happiest Blogiversary ever! This cupcake looks SO good and it's so much fun to celebrate with you! Just so thrilled to have met you through blogging and so grateful for your friendship! Wishing you many, many years of blogging fun, friendship & love. Hugs!

  11. Congrats on your 2 years, Jamie! I'm so glad I got to be a part of your celebration!

  12. Happy 2 year Blogiversary Jamie! How exciting!! So happy for you and those cupcakes look absolutely amazing!!! Have a wonderful rest of the week :)

  13. These look awesome! LOVE the sound of dulce de leche frosting!!

  14. Jamie, congrats on 2 awesome years! You have accomplished so much (and shared so many delicious recipe). I can't wait to see what your third year has in store! And I am so on board with anything dulce de leche :)

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  15. Good Evening Jamie, Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I completely hear what you are saying about blogging.... the first time someone left a comment on my blog was fabulous, I couldn't believe that someone actually took the time out of their day to respond to what I had written. I have discovered that there are so many kind and generous people in the blogging world and I am proud to be part of that same community.
    Thank you for the recipe for your Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes.... I love chocolate so I will certainly be baking them.
    Best Wishes to you,

    1. The community is definitely one of the best things about blogging! :) I would love to hear your thoughts in these cupcakes when you make them - thanks so much for stopping by, Daphne!

  16. Happy Blogiversary, Jamie!! I'm so excited for you!! Those cupcakes look so heavenly. Pinning!! :)

  17. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I featured you on facebook ♥

  18. Happy blogiversary!
    I wish I could enter your giveaway but I don't have facebook.

  19. Those cupcakes look absolutely incredible, fantastic recipe Jamie!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  20. Happy 2nd year Blogiversary Jamie! =)
    Have a great weekend!

  21. Those sound amazing and congrats! (Off to attempt to squash my sugar craving!)

    xx Kait

  22. Happy 2nd Blogiversary Jamie! Wow it is incredible what you have accomplished in a short two years, that is just awesome! Wishing you continued success in your great blog and enjoy your party!
    Miz Helen

  23. What a fun idea!!! I love cupcakes :) Happy 2 year blogiversary Jamie! And congrats on how much you've made your blog grown over that time!

  24. Wow, congrats on your 2 years anniversary of blogging! What an accomplishment it is for you! I love all of your wonderful recipe that you share with everyone. Wishing you many more years of blogging!

  25. GREAT photography on a yummy looking recipe! Thanks for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

  26. At first I thought it was hot like Mexican food :-) silly me :-), but now I now it's sweet and tasty! Coffee and cinnamon combination - great!
    Congratulation on 2 years of blogging! I wish You many years more.

  27. Happy Blog birthday... you have done a wonderful job on this blog. I am pinning these cupcakes. I love the addition of cinnamon, never seen that with chocolate.

  28. Happy blogiversary! I'm pinning this recipe!

  29. Happy Blogiversary! I love looking through your posts that you link up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing every week. These cupcakes look amazing. Pinned!

  30. Mexican chocolate and dulce de leche, two of my favorite things in one cupcake. I cannot wait to try your recipe.

  31. Yum! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  32. The flavours in this cupcake sound yummy. Thanks for sharing on Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and share with us again this weekend!

  33. Congratulations and Happy 2nd Blogiversary! I remember when you started, following you and watching you grow by leaps and bounds. Thank you for including me in your celebration. All the best to you and I look forward to continue sharing with you.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  34. Congratulations and happy 2nd anniversary! I love checking out your recipes...your pictures are always stunning! Hope you are having a great weekend! Pinning!


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