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Frosting For the Cause: Chocolate Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes.


This is a guest-posting for Frosting For the Cause, but I wanted to keep it here as well for my own records. 🙂


Remember those good ol’ days? Way back when people didn’t die until they lived to a ripe old age, and even then, you hardly ever heard the word “cancer” mentioned? Those days where you could sit on a porch swing and enjoy the company of your grandparents and an ice-cold Coke, and nothing was better…

… ‘cept for the times when Pawpaw pulled out the ice cream, too! Nothing beats a Coke Float, right?!

Chocolate Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes.
Chocolate Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

These deliciously moist cupcakes are so fudgy, yet so light… with just a hint of Coca-Cola. The cola glaze on top adds just a *bit* of fizz to your tongue, but the cherry buttercream is the high note to end on. In addition to the cherry on top, there’s a second cherry waiting to surprise you in the cake!

Sing it with me, now! “I’d like to buy the world a … cure!” 🙂

Making these is simple, and I promise you will love them! To start, assemble all of your ingredients:

Chocolate Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes
(recipe from Coco Bean, adapted from Nigella Lawson)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry syrup
  • 24 maraschino cherries (with stems)
  • 24 “salad” maraschino cherries (without stems)

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Super Bowl XLV.


We just returned home from the Jones’s Super Bowl party. Everyone had a great time, even if Philip was the only Steelers fan in the bunch! (Not that everyone else was a Packers fan, of course. Some were Dolphins, Panthers, etc.) There were a ton of kids in the 9-16 range this time, so the boys were quite entertained as well – an unexpected bonus!

When I asked Jennifer earlier in the week what she needed for the party, she said there was plenty of food planned, but nothing sweet. Sweet?! I’m pretty sure I can handle that! *wink*

Super Bowl Cookies.

I made cookies & cupcakes! I had an order for Steelers Super Bowl cookies for today, so I figured, “Why not go ahead and make double?” Then I decided to make a gift dozen for my friend Jan (HUGE Steeler fan!) and surprise her with them. While I was cutting out the cookies, Philip asked if I could make a few extra for a guy in his squadron, so I made eight more for Benford, too. Suddenly, 24 cookies turned into 61!


Super Bowl Cookies.

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