Posts Tagged ‘girls night’

  1. Feed it to your cat.
  2. Give it to somebody with braces.
  3. Roll it into balls and bake it in cupcakes.

While the last one may not sound like a horrible idea, amateurs must use caution (as I recently figured out).  At our latest Cupcakes and Cocktails girls night I suggested we make a vanilla cupcake with an oreo at the bottom, a ball of peanut butter in the middle, and peanut butter oreo frosting.  Sounds good, huh?  Yep, a little too good.  I managed to consume a whole cupcake and felt like I had a brick in my tummy.  I even went running the next day for about 9.5 miles to cure my ails (or the calories… whatever).  It was definitely a tasty combination but very, very rich.

That being said, my guys here at home both ate a whole one last night without any complaint, so maybe us ladies just have finicky tummies – about 2 minutes after we ate our cupcakes we all practically went into sugar commas and decided the night was at its end.

The cocktail we made was vanilla vodka, chocolate liqueur and a splash of milk served in a cookie crumb rimmed martini glass.  It was fairly good (also rich) but wasn’t exactly what we expected.  I think creme de cacao would probably suffice in place of Godiva’s expensive liqueur, or even chocolate milk.  Or just stick with my favorite; Kahlua and vodka.  The cookie rimmed glass was a nice touch though.

An alternate idea for this cupcake would be to make peanut butter cupcakes instead of putting the ball in the middle.  Another idea I had was to make cookies and cream martini cupcakes by leaving out the PB and subbing half the milk in the batter with vanilla vodka and pouring the liqueur into the middle of the cupcake once it’s cooked.  You could then make the frosting with vodka and liqueur instead of milk and roll the cupcake in cookie crumbs to rim it like a martini.  I would also probably ixnay the cookie at the bottom and just add oreo crumbs to the batter.  I think next the C & C night we’ll be sticking with something fool-proof out of VCTOTW though, so I’ll be trying this on my own soon.  =)


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