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Well, technically, yesterday was my blog birthday. 3 years ago, I started this little blog with no idea that it would turn into what it is today. Back then, not very many people even knew what a food blog was. Today, I’d be surprised to find someone that doesn’t know what a food blog is. And I think that’s great. I love that so many people are excited about food and that people are actually getting into their kitchens. I love the food blogging community and how you all have kept me excited and motivated to keep this up over the last 3 years. So THANK YOU!!

I was paid the best compliment I can think of just the other day. I was talking to my sister, and she was telling me that in a conversation with a friend, my blog came up. The friend said that she loved my blog because the recipes are so accessible to anyone and that with so many of the recipes, she can just find the ingredients in her fridge and pantry. I was beaming after my sister told me that, because that is exactly my goal with this blog. I love food, and I love to cook. But I also realize that it’s not that fun or exciting for everyone. But it’s something that we should all be doing. And I am here to help you find those easy, fast, but delicious meal ideas so that cooking is not a chore. To hear that someone out there sees my blog as a great resource is the best compliment that I can receive here. I look forward to sharing many more recipes with you!

You can’t really celebrate a birthday without cake, so I decided to go back to the very first recipe I ever posted on my blog – this Chocolate Torte. It’s funny, because I remember that cake like it was yesterday that I made it. What better way to celebrate 3 years of recipes than to go back and recreate that first recipe? I decided to go in cupcake form this time around because it’s much easier to share that way. And this frosting?? I remembered that I loved it, and now I think it is my husband’s #1 favorite. This is definitely one to try!! And yes – to show I’m not a food snob, I still used a box mix for the cake. I really do love to make cakes from scratch, but my life has been a little hectic lately, and I did what I had to do. But they were still delicious!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
adapted from allrecipes.com

makes 24 cupcakes

1 chocolate cake mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 oz. chocolate

Make cupcakes according to box directions. (Or use your favorite recipe!)

In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth.

In another bowl, whip the cream until you have stiff peaks. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream.

Top cupcakes with the frosting. Grate the chocolate on top. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator.

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29 Responses to My Blog Birthday!! Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Congrats and Happy Blog Birthday!

    Those cupcakes are mouthwatering and ever so pretty!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Rebecca says:

    Happy Blog Bday! Cheers to 3 more years! Keep the fast & fun recipes coming! You are GREAT at it!

  3. Janetha says:

    happy blog birthday! i love your blog!

  4. Bumpkin on a Swing says:

    I've been reading for a almost two years now. I am now starting on my 2nd binder of Taste and Tell recipes, so you can compare, The Pioneer Woman has only 1/2 of one binder. When people look at your recipes they ask to copy them so often, that I started printing twice. Bring on The Recipes my friend, cheers to your blog day

  5. Miss Meat and Potatoes says:

    Congratulations! And what utterly delectable cupcakes to celebrate with:)

  6. Sophie says:

    I like the back-in-time post featuring cupcakes! Happy Blog Birthday :). I have to agree with your sister's friend, which is why I'm always over here :D.

  7. Brenda says:

    Congratulations! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites. I look forward to seeing what's in store for the next 3 years! :o)

  8. aforaubergine says:

    Happy blog birthday! I just started my blog at the beginning of February. Looking forward to making 3-years some day!

    Congrats!

  9. Janell says:

    Mmmm, those look yummy! Great way to celebrate! Happy Blog Birthday :)

  10. cindy says:

    Happy 3 years! That frosting tooks delish, I will make some soon! TFS

  11. Holly says:

    Happy Blog B-day!!! The cupcakes look divine!!

  12. Abby says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Someday I hope we can actually meet beyond our 'Net friendship! It's been great watching the blogs – and our babies – grow together. Congrats!

  13. Pam says:

    Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday! I love your blog and those cupcakes look pretty delicious also!

  14. Maria says:

    Happy 3 years! Keep the fabulous posts and recipes coming!

  15. Bethany Park says:

    Happy blog birthday! The cupcakes look adorable, and you DO provide great, accessible recipes! Mission accomplished :-)

  16. Joanne says:

    Happy blog birthday! That is such an accomplishment. I have to tell you I love just about all of your food. I sit here salivating. Daily.

    These cupcakes are no exception. I like the idea of that whipped frosting…definitely have to try it!

  17. Sook says:

    Ooh these cupcakes look so delicious!

  18. grace says:

    no doubt about it, deborah, your blog is stellar. three years is an awesome accomplishment, and you deserve many more compliments akin to the one given by your sister's friend. these cupcakes are just one more reason i have to love my visits to your site!

  19. Pam Ponder says:

    Happy Blog Birthday !!! those cupcakes are making me hungry :-)

  20. kat says:

    Happy Blogiversary

  21. The Double Dipped Life says:

    Happy Blog Birthday!! You do an amazing job!

  22. Kelly says:

    Happy blogoversary! And thanks for this delicious recipe – I'm making cupcakes for Easter this year and hadn't decided what sort of icing to make. This looks great!

  23. Tia says:

    wow – congrats on 3 years! these cupcakes look wonderful.

  24. Memória says:

    Happy blogiversary!! I just had my first one a few days ago. I can only hope to last as long as you have. :)

  25. * Nancy * says:

    Oh yum! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. :)

  26. ~~louise~~ says:

    Happy belated Birthday, Debbie. I look forward to many, many more celebrations here!!!

    Your cupcakes are just perfect.

    Thank you so much for sharing, wishing you tons more celebrations!!!

  27. Veeda says:

    Happy blog birthday!

  28. Ingrid says:

    That's So exciting to hear. You do have a terrific blog. I've made several of your recipes and not one has disappointed. :)

    Happy blogiversary!
    ~Ingrid

  29. eatme_delicious says:

    Yaey congrats on 3 years of blogging!! =) These cupcakes look delicious. I love cream cheese frosting!

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