Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes (with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting)

5:00am wakeup call and this awesome workout DONE! Time to tackle today! But first…some sweet treats and a few recipes for you all on this lovely morning!


As many of you already know, I took part in a little cupcake baking this weekend!


When my mom asked if I could make some cupcakes for my grandma’s birthday, I immediately knew that I wanted to use a recipe that incorporated buttermilk. I’ve had the carton sitting in my fridge since last week, and really didn’t want it to go to waste. Luckily, after a little searching and tweaking, I found a recipe I was looking for!



The cupcakes are not only easy to make, but are super delicious. They have a light, fluffy texture that pairs well with really any frosting. Well, at least two that I know of…


I was having a really difficult time deciding on a frosting to make with these, since there’s been a few that I’ve wanted to experiment with. Luckily, I narrowed it down to two.

The first frosting I made was a Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. This was totally inspired by the tub of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cream Cheese that I’ve had lurking in the fridge. I had a feeling it would make a phenomenal frosting (right Jess??), and it definitely did not disappoint!


The second frosting was, well, out of this freakin’ world if you ask me! This White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting fit just perfectly with these rich chocolate cupcakes.

After a few minutes, the frosting even hardens a bit, making it almost candy-like. It’s incredible…like, it’s-ok-to-lick-it-off-any-surface-it-lands-on incredible. Winking smile


But don’t just take my word for it…go ahead and make a batch of these delicious little gems!



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    ENJOY! Smile


Raffle for Life

If you have an extra minute today, please head on over to my dear friend Heather’s blog to participate in the THS Raffle for Life. The raffle goes through Saturday and was created by Heather to help raise money for Relay for Life in honor of her Aunt Pat who passed away from cancer. You’ll even have a chance to put your raffle tickets towards some baked goods from yours truly! Open-mouthed smile


    • Courtney says

      Hahaha…I suddenly feel inspired to drop into a Burger King to grab a crown. Do they even still have those???? 😛

  1. says

    I love the baking cups- super cute! Normally I only see the ‘normal’ looking ones- you know like the paper cups, but the ones you have look like flowers :)
    And, I’m sure I have told you before, but I’m SO jealous of TJ’s. We do not have those down here :( I really want to get my hands on some TJ goodies!!
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    • Courtney says

      You are too sweet, Melissa! The key is to find people you can give your recipes to…Jay takes a good portion of my baked goodies to work. :)

  2. says

    love that PB cream cheese at TJs! it’s great on these chocolate granola cookies i eat, so i bet that frosting tastes awesome! in my world, pb+x=awesome. x=everything hahahaha.

  3. says

    One: Those silicone cups are ADORBS.
    Two: I don’t know how you made the frosting look so incredible, but I am wanting to dive into my computer screen to eat one!


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