Until recently (umm, Sunday), I don’t recall ever making a baked good from scratch. And then I did. And those Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting were good, my friends.
But they’re not this good:
This is for 1 cupcake – I took Jenna’s recipe, doubled it and entered it into Calorie King, with 18 servings. I then took her recipe for the frosting, doubled it, and entered it in with 24 servings (’cause there was a lot left once we finished frosting those cakes). And even though I’ve counted my little calories for years now, and I knew as I was putting in the butter and the oil, and the cream cheese, that there were an awful lot of calories in those things, for some reason because I was using fresh ingredients, wholesome ingredients (whole wheat flour!), that it would somehow zero out, and I’d be left with something other than a calorie bomb.
But they are a calorie bomb, my friends.
I won’t make that mistake again! From now on:
Calorie King first, stand mixer second.
Luckily, the hubby took the rest into work today, so I won’t have any temptations this evening. Of course, that’s after he had 1 for Breakfast dessert, 1 for Lunch dessert, and a 3rd for Dinner dessert yesterday. Yeah, there might be 2 sweet-tooths in the house!