Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kahlua Fudge Cupcakes + More Cajun Fun!

It was my turn to bring the dessert for my Genealogy Club meeting and these heavenly little treats seemed like the perfect choice.  These decadent Kahlua fudge cupcakes are perfect for any occasion or when you just have an ahnvee for a little something sweet. They are very easy to make and will melt in your mouth and have you going back for more. Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Kahlua Fudge Cupcakes

1 box devils food cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 pint light sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In large bowl, mix together cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, Kahlua, and oil. Beat for 2 minutes, on medium speed, with electric mixer. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased muffin pans or paper liners, 3/4 full. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and frost with Kahlua fudge frosting. (recipe below) Makes 24

Kahlua Fudge Frosting

2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbs. Kahlua

Combine first three ingredients in heavy saucepan and stir in milk. Add butter and bring to a boil. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and Kuhlua and beat on low with an electric mixer, until desired consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes. 

I will be sharing these at Sweet Indulgence Sunday, and The Sunday Showcase Party.

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More Cajun Fun

We had an absolute blast at the weekly T.G.I.F block party at Downtown Alive, on Friday night. Gorgeous Spring weather brought out a huge crowd for the double-header Grammy "after party", featuring the fabulous Grammy nominated "Pine Leaf Boys" and the Grammy winning, Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band. The crowd was in nitty- gritty dance mode and there was a whole lotta hot dancin' going on. Poo-yie, cher! So much fun!

First up was The Pine Leaf Boys and they were really rockin' the crowd. There was a whole lotta two-steppin' and jitter-buggin' going on.


Next up, was this year's Grammy winner for best Zydeco, Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Stomp Band and the crowd went into Zydeco overdrive.



Here's a little sample of the first band and all of the fun going on in downtown Lafayette.
Let the good times roll, cher! To view more of my videos, go here, to my You Tube channel.

The Pine Leaf Boys 



Wishing you all a wonderful week, filled with good times!
To be continued...  Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

42 comments:

Eddie Bluelights said...

Delicious - my, you do come up with some tempting treats - I would not be able to resist those cup cakes.
Glad you are letting the good times rolev LOL ~ Eddie

rosaria said...

I agree with Eddie. Those must be delicious, with or without music.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

DEE-EEE-lish! Yum!! Those are some lucky folks - I just wanna lick the screen already. Hope you have a beautiful week.

Candace said...

omygoodness! If those chocolate cupcakes weren't delicious enough on their own, you've added kahlua! What a fabulous combination! Yum!

Joanne said...

And that's the problem, those cupcakes would DEFINITELY keep me going back for more. They look sooo good, I could just imagine one with a fresh cup of hot coffee :)

A Kitchen Witch said...

If this recipe is as good as the lemon pie cupcakes, I'm in trouble : ) Sounds delish, thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

omg!


look so good




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ellen abbott said...

I'm sending this recipe to my SIL who has been on a cupcake baking binge.

Arlee Bird said...

Kahlua cupcakes! Now you're going too far. I must have some of those!

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The Good Cook said...

Those cupcakes look divine and I just happen to have some homemade Kahlua in my cupboard..

Drick said...

I know you can cook any and everything, but you do make a great looking cupcake.... boy, could I use a couple of those right about now....

nanny said...

Does your list of fantastic recipes ever end? Wow!

Amy said...

These cupcakes look delicious! I love Kalua! Can't wait to try your recipe.

That's such a fun block party! Thanks for sharing the pictures and video.

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Marguerite said...

Eddie- Merci for your sweet comment! Trust me, you would not be able to resist these cupcakes! lol As usual!

Rosaria- Thanks, they are absolutely sinful, cher, but even better with music! Enjoy!

Mary- Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for coming by! It's great to hear from you!

Candance- Hi and welcome! Thanks, so glad you like them and hope you give them a try. It is a great combo! Thanks for stopping by!

Joanne- Merci for the nice compliment, cher! They are highly addictive and that's why I only make them when I'm sharing them with a crowd.:)

KW- Well, then you are in trouble because they are even better! lol Thanks so much for trying the lemon cupcakes! I'm so happy ya'll enjoyed them!

keri said...

Shut UP! Your killin me with this one. You have me salivating over my keyboard .. I hope you're happy!

LOL..

Keepum coming delightful cajun.

keri

DrBOP said...

OMG...just stumbled upon your blog....HOW WONDERFUL CAN YOU GET?!?!?....and not to bum you out, but I'm tearin' up here a bit because I do so miss being in LA....the food....the fun....the people.....the people....I have lived in MANY places, but NONE compare to the JOY that I found in your part of the country....stuck in Canada right now....living with people who just don't get IT about loving life and helping others to their own joy.....leaving here as soon as possible (although to be fair, there are MANY Canadians who ARE wonderful folks), but I need the warmth in my soul that Cajun living and loving has ALWAYS delivered....thank-you ever SO much for ALL that you do here....and NEVER stop....you are a DEFINITE lifeline for myself and others.....keep a smile....on the dial...DEFEND THE GULF! LOVE 'YA!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

OMG lady! can you get any more decadent!!! how divine - and just the gypsything! fabulous! can't stay longer, gotta get into the kitchen for these goodies!!!

oh, but just to let you know, i've added a little personal touch at words unspoken and at gypsywomanworld so drop by when you can and let me know what you think!

have a fantastic cajun day, dear lady!!!

Nancy said...

Coming here is a treat for the senses!

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- Merci, cher, they are SO good! Thanks for stopping by!

Ellen- A cupcake baking binge? Sounds like fun! Thanks for passing it on!

Good Cook- So nice to hear from you! Thanks, so glad you like them! Enjoy!

Drick- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Just go ahead and make them, they're easy and worth the calories, cher!

Nanny- Thanks for the nice compliment! No, because I'm always inventing new ones! :)

Amy- Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for following! You're welcome, so glad you enjoyed them.

Kittie Howard said...

OMG but the good times are rollin'! My feet are tired of Virginia clogging and need some fun FUN!

Have a guest coming who loves that dark liquor!

Thanks for the clips and the recipe. You're the hostess with the mostess, cher!

Magic of Spice said...

Fantastic cupcakes lady! And sounds like a wonderful Friday evening...love the music too :)

Linda Starr said...

I can taste that chocolate all the way here; like the name of that band the Pine Leaf Boys.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'll have eight of those cupcakes, please. The parties look like such fun. Are all your friends there as well? Or do you just always meet new people.

cajunlicious said...

Hey Marguerite! I’m passing on the Sisterhood of the world bloggers award to your blog! Here is the info: http://cajunlicious.blogspot.com/2011/04/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html

- Jessica

kitchen flavours said...

Your kahlua crupcakes looks so yummy! Anything with kahlua is a sure plus for me! And everyone seems to be having a great time!

Marguerite said...

Keri- lol- So glad you like them! They are rather decadent. Thanks for stopping by!

DrBop- Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment and kind compliments! You are so right about the Cajun culture, it's awesome and so unique! You're so welcome, I'm so glad that you enjoy it! Cheers!

Gypsy- So good to hear from you, cher! Thanks, glad you like the cupcakes, and I hope you try them. They are fab! I'll be over, soon.

Nancy- Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for coming by! It's my pleasure!

Kitty- You can take the girl out of La., but you can't take the La. out of the girl! lol I do wish that you still lived here! Then guess your guest is in luck. lol You're so welcome, and thanks for the sweet compliment!

alison said...

these look incredibly decadent, moist and delicious...would love for you to share at fridays unfolded @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/04/fridays-unfolded-13.html

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Walking by Faith said...

YUM! These look so good! Definitely making these soon.

I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! :) Oh, and keep your eyes open for a linky party I hope to start on Sunday. These would be perfect!

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Little Brick Ranch said...

Everyone dancing looks like they ate a whole bunch of these first to get in the mood!! :)

would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by and link up! While you are there feel free to pop over to my GIVEAWAY!!! I’ll give you a hint...Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!!

Miz Helen said...

My dear Marguerite,
I have been standing in line to get 1 dozen Of your Kahlua Fudge Cupcakes,then I left the line to go dance and now there is just one left. I am taking it right now and running as fast as I can because it is mine. It looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Just found your blog! I do believe that the last time I was in New Orleans...I sat at one of the tables in your header! wow!

Lizzy said...

I make this as a bundt cake, but know my family would love your cupcake version with frosting! YUM!

scribbler said...

This looks like more fun than the law allows! So do the cupcakes! ;-D

Marguerite said...

Spice- Thanks, they are my faves! So glad you enjoyed the music, too! These concerts are held every Friday evening in the Spring and Fall. So much fun!

Cajunlicious - Thanks so much, again, for the cool award! It is such an honor to receive it and I will be posting it, soon. Cheers!

Linda- Thanks, cher, so glad you like them and hope you give them a try! The Pine Leaf Boys are awesome!
Thanks for stopping by!

Midlife- lol- I could eat 8 of them and I really have to control myself when these are around. All of my friends are there and we've all been dancing together, for many years. It is a blast!

KF- Thanks, I love Kahlua, too. It adds such a delicious flavor. It is a great time and everyone loves to dance, especially outdoors!

Alison- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for the nice compliment and for the invitation. I'm so glad that you stopped by!

alissa said...

Yum - these sound delicious. I love that there is sour cream in the batter.

Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.
Alissa

Kathryn said...

Now I know what I'm going to use the Kalhua in the cabinet to make! These look delicious! Please share your recipe with our reders by linking up to Muffin Monday. Thanks!
http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-applesauce-muffins

Martha (MM) said...

Oh my! What a delicious treat! Everything you make is always so yummy! I think I'll have one of these for breakfast at the beach this morning. Whoo-Hoo! Thanks for linking up :-)

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

How intriguing!!! Sounds amazingly good! I definitely will be giving it a try!
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Kim McCallie said...

I need to invest in some Kahlua! These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/06/sweet-indulgences-sunday-10.html

Kathryn said...

I just happen to have some Kahlua in my kitchen! Please share this fabulous recipe by linking it up at Muffin and Cupcake Monday. Thanks!
http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-maple-brown-sugar-and-applesauce-muffins

Kathryn said...

Thanks so much for linking up your delicious recipe at Muffin and Cupcake Monday! Hope to see you again soon.

Emily said...

so fun! Hi! I just wanted to invite you to come share on my Tasty Tuesday party! Hope to see you there! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/