Welcome to the mid-20's! I turned 24 yesterday...crazy! Here's a little synopsis of my day.
I decided to wake up at 6:30 (a little early) so I could have a leisurely morning. I had the best bowl of oatmeal: 1/2 cup oats, milk, mashed banana, and a huge spoon of almond butter. Pure heaven is what it was. I played a little bit of this new game I got (nerd alert) called Torchlight. It's such a good game.
After work, I gathered all of the ingredients to bake my birthday dessert. Yes, I know, make my own birthday dessert? 1. I wanted black bottom cupcakes. 2. I wanted to bake as a present to myself, since I don't get to often. 3. I didn't want store-bought dessert for once :)
I slightly altered this recipe by Joy of Baking to include a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips between the chocolate cake layer and the cheesecake topping! To make this recipe extra chocolate-y you could throw some into the chocolate cake batter...but you don't want it to be too rich as you're already pouring cheesecake batter on top! Haha. This was the result:
They were absolutely amazing!!! They are the first cupcakes that I've had in a long time that were not dried out at all! I had a few friends over for wine and dessert last night and we ate 8 of the 24 that I made! I've already had 2 today and I'll probably have another before the day is over :)
All in all, a great birthday!