After a long time without blogging, I’m hoping to back regularly now! Since our wedding feels like it’s just around the corner now, (it’s still 8 months away but…) I’ve been working on wedding details like crazy the last couple of weeks. PLUS, I started a wonderful new job!

Apple isn’t one of my favorite flavors- I pretty much never eat apple pie or variations thereof, but if you put it in cake form, pretty much anything can become delicious. I’m going to share three awesome recipes with you today that I really love, that pull together to build a delicate, not-too-sweet frosted cupcake!

Lately I’ve been obsessing over estate sales. They’re only frequent during the summer months, so I’ve been hunting them down every weekend for the last two months. I’ve found some serious gems this year, including this pretty little mini hutch cabinet, which I refinished to something I seriously love, and just about everything inside of it. That includes a rustic aluminum-cast eight-cup muffin pan, and a ton of beautiful vintage dishes.


It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but for good reason. I finally moved out of my tiny kitchen in Boston and back into my parents huge house. It doesn’t sound that glamorous, I know, but you could put me on the streets in Colorado and I’d be happy. But don’t worry, I imagine in a couple of months I’ll be moving into another small kitchen, hopefully at least big enough for my new gift:

So, I love peanut butter. Like a lot.  Probably my favorite sandwich is a good old PB&J.  I eat peanut butter by the spoonful from the jar whenever my boyfriend isn’t looking.

I always thought that putting peanut butter into cake would be relatively difficult because of the sticky, thick texture.  It’s actually really easy to do and it makes for a really great, moist, cake. I recently paired this cake with a thick fudge frosting, but it’s really delicious with berry-flavored frosting as well.

This recipe uses two ingredients you might not have in your pantry; superfine sugar, and self-rising flour.  If you can’t find them in your supermarket, you can make them yourself.  I don’t usually actually buy superfine sugar because it’s really easy to make. You can just put regular white sugar into a blender and blend until it becomes very fine.

Self-rising flour is something that makes baking cakes really simple, and I highly recommend you have some on hand.  To make it yourself, just combine two level cups of all-purpose flour with one tablespoon baking powder and whisk together very well.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes


  • ½ cup room temperature butter
  • ¾ cup super-fine sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  • Mix all the ingredients together with a mixer until just combined. Scoop into cupcake pan with liners. Gently tap the pan on your counter before baking to level off the batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean, at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
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