We just finished watching “Two and a Half Men” and I loved Ashton Kutcher’s character, Walden. When I was thinking that the show wouldn’t be the same without Charlie, I just kept reminding myself how great Ashton was as Michael on “That Seventies Show.” Ashton is really a funny guy and he plays a dumb hot guy really really well. They were smart to not try to recreate a Charlie in the new character and Walden and Alan had really good chemistry. I do have to say that I cannot believe ******Spoiler Alert********that they killed off Charlie – honestly didn’t see that coming AT. ALL.
Now, to find out who replaces Michael Scott….that will be interesting!
I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, but I do love my Monday night CBS shows and my Thursday night NBC shows.
These are the chocolate cupcakes that I made for Taylor’s 6th birthday party. We also made these funfetti cupcakes for the party we had at our house and my mom made these red velvet cupcakes when we were visiting her which in NY.
These cupcakes have a wonderful chocolate flavor and have a really nice delicate crumb that holds together really well. They tasted great under the fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting but if you wanted to change things up a bit the cream cheese frosting that goes with the red velvet cupcakes would be a great choice. You could also try the brown sugar frosting that goes with the Spice Cake I posted earlier in the month. So many options for you here:-)
Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup water
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
- Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Combine buttermilk and water.
- Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.