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I’m A GRANDMA!!! + Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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This past Tuesday, August 16, 2016, my oldest daughter Leanna and her husband Brennen welcomed little Logan Reese Chadburn to the world! He was 6 lbs 10oz and 19″ long. He arrived 5 days early and is simply perfect. This is my first grandchild! I am beyond ecstatic and find myself just starring at his tiny, perfect face every moment I get.
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OH. MY. GOODNESS. He’s PERFECT. I can’t wait to hold him again. There are NO WORD to describe my happiness.

I am so grateful for this little light in my life and for his reminding me that family is what matters most. We are all smitten with this little guy and continue to enjoy him each and every day.

As many of you know, when you are a new mommy you don’t have time to cook so I’ve been whipping up nightly dinners for the new mommy and daddy! Today I’ll be making one of Leanna’s favorite desserts. Don’t worry… I’ve been making a salad for them every night too, but sometimes a little chocolate keeps you focused and gives you the “pause” you need as a new mom…at least it helped me!

Here’s the recipe given to me long ago from my dear sister in law, Darci. It’s truly delicious and a family favorite. 🙂
CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKES
INGREDIENTS:
Cake:
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa powder
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Salt
1 cup Water
5 T Vegetable Oil
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 t. Vanilla

Filling:
1 Egg
8oz Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Sugar
12 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

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Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa in a large bowl. In a spearate bowl mix the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Slowly pour the liquids into the dry mix. Mix together on low speed and then high for 2 min. (I just stir it up in the bowl and don’t use the mixer but either way works).
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Prepare filling next! Combine egg and the cream cheese with beater. Mix in the sugar and then stir in the chocolate chips! Done.
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Fill the cupcake pan with the cupcake liners and then drop the chocolate cake batter to fill about 1/2 way. Then at about 1T of the Cream Cheese filling. SO good.
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Bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes. You want them a little gooey in my opinion so don’t over bake! Just a little golden brown on top will do the trick. Let cool and then enjoy!
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I mean FOR REAL. LOOK AT THAT MOIST GOODNESS RIGHT THERE!!! Heaven in your hand. They are truly a gift. I hope you will enjoy them as well.

Y’all go ahead and enjoy these while on the other hand I’m gonna just sit back, relax and STARE at my lil’ man Logan. Have a wonderful weekend!
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