Vanilla and Chocolate Frosting // A Vocal Sparkling Wine

The week transitioning back to work after the holidays is always a tough one and this year was no exception. Big event on the horizon, aggressive dietary and exercise goals to kick off the year and I think everyone was in the same boat. Definitely a Sunday for bubbles&sprinkles. This week I had to appease an overdue birthday cupcake request, one overdue by over a month– sorry Bobby! Co-worker Bobby wanted vanilla with chocolate frosting, and that’s exactly what he’s getting! Not my best batch of cupcakes to date, I would prefer if they were a bit more moist….but damn does sugar taste good.

Recipe (makes 12):

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 16 oz confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

Combine ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.Sprinkle brown sugar on top of cupcake batter before baking. While cupcakes bake, combine frosting ingredients. Add more cocoa for personal taste. Once cooled, frost and enjoy!

vanilla 1

vanilla 2

vanilla 3

I was pleasantly surprised by this week’s sparkling wine, a gift from a super sweet client. Hi! Prosecco sang to me when I opened the gift bag. Its packaging is as sweet as it’s taste. Not too sweet, super tangy with hints of tangerine and pineapple. This would be a good one with creamy pastas or milk chocolate. It brought out the cocoa flavors of these cupcakes perfectly. Hi! Prosecco is made from Glera grapes in northern Venice. It’s light and crisp and will be in regular rotation this Summer. Stock up if you can find it 🙂

Hi! Prosecco

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!



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