Cupcake Exchange!

Cupcakes are delicious. No doubt. So, when there’s a party where the guests of honor are cupcakes, it’s going to be an amazing night.

To come to the cupcake party, you had to bring 10 cupcakes that you made {or bought}. Luckily, each girl baked their own kind. We had 8 cupcakes to exchange so you took 1 of each flavor home, and 2 for us all to taste and vote on.

There was wine, and cookies, snacks, mmmmm

Aaaaand just realized I didn’t take photos of my cupcakes….

Mine are on the 3rd tier on the left…

And, after the cupcakes were eaten, and the wine had been enjoyed, we realized all of us had iphones, and of course, a photo op was captured!


My cupcake was a Java Chip recipe. I scoured online for a recipe and created my own by piecing things together.

2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 tablespoons softened butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs.

Cream butter {use paddle attachment for mixer}, then add all dry ingredients {flour/baking soda/salt}, then add all remaining wet ingredients. Preheat oven to 350. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 way. Bake for about 15 min. Makes about 16

16 oz powder sugar
1 stick softened butter
3 tablespoons milk
2 tsp vanilla
3 oz instant coffee dry mix

cream butter {see above}, slowly add the powder sugar and instant coffee mix {flavored will be best}. Mix well {will be very dry} – add milk one tablespoon at a time, and finally – vanilla. Frosting will be semi-thick buttercream. Enough frosting for the cupcakes.


  1. says

    Such a fun night! And seeing those iphone photos made me laugh all over again, I totally forgot you took those pics. This MUST become a tradition (the exchange, not the iphone pics – ha!).

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