So yesterday I got sucked into watching a few episodes of Cake Boss. I normally don’t watch this show, mainly because I think he is really annoying to listen too. When I was in Hoboken in July to visit my brother I walked by Carlo’s since it is right on the way to the Path. Even at 9:30am there is a line inside the bakery, outside the bakery, and across the street in front of the CVS. It is absolutely insane! I was remotely tempted to get a treat there, but once I saw the line I knew it wasn’t worth it.
Anyway, of course as I am watching the show I begin craving some sort of bakery treat…especially cupcakes. As I search through my pantry I am delighted to see that I have all the ingredients to make cupcakes and a delicious chocolate frosting. I will admit, the cake batter is Betty Crocker French Vanilla (gasp!).
I found an easy chocolate frosting recipe on All Recipes, but after making it it just tasted very generic to me, nothing overly special about it. I decided to add 3oz of some cream cheese I had left over and boy did that do the trick! It made the frosting extra creamy and added a new depth to the chocolate flavor. This is a keeper!