With two walls of windows in the dining room and a heat wave the day I shot these photos, the scoops turned to ice cream soup in 1-2-3 snaps. Yes, I just called 81°F a heat wave – a notable 30° cooler than the day we got married – but without AC, this kind of temperature warrants opening all the doors and shooting chamomile honeycomb ice cream in your skivvies. (Oh hey there neighbors!)
We all know that vanilla and chocolate are a match made in sugary goodness heaven. It really is pretty hard to beat that classic combination. And so these Easy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are sure to be a total winner. They’re made from my favourite vanilla cupcake recipe – which is honestly the easiest yummiest thing ever, with a sprinkling of chocolate chips through the mixture, topped with a basic vanilla buttercream… and more chocolate chips (of course).
You might have noticed I’ve been popping by here somewhat sporadically the past couple of months. I’ve been busy working on some behind-the-scenes baking that’s sucking all the energy out of me. Quite literally, actually. Before I tell you about this puffy golden chestnut dutch baby pancake, I’m excited to finally be able to share a sneak peek of what I’ve been baking up.