Buffalo Chicken Tacos and Funfetti Cupcakes

I’ve been craving some strong flavors recently.

First it was my salt & vinegar chip kick.

Now it’s buffalo chicken tacos that leave my mouth of fire, followed by sugary sweet cupcakes.

I don’t get it, but I’m not arguing. Winking smile

Instead, I’m giving in and enjoying every bite!

I think I’ve said before that Jessica from How Sweet It Is has some of my favorite recipes ever.

Both my M&M cookie recipe

M&M cookies

and my puffy peanut butter cookie recipe

puffy PB cookies

… come from her.  So I kind of love her.

This week, I made not one, but TWO of Jessica’s recipes!

The first was her buffalo chicken taco recipe.

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I followed her recipe exactly, so just click on the link to get all of the delicious details!

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My only change was using homemade guacamole as a topping, rather than just diced avocado.

These tacos were so good.  They completely satisfied my need for something spicy! Winking smile

My next Jessica recipe was homemade funfetti cupcakes.

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If you’re in the mood for something sweet and festive, then these cupcakes are for you!

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

(Full credit goes to Jessica at How Sweet It Is for the recipe!)

makes 12 cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (it’s important that it’s room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon quality vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles (plus more for topping the cupcakes with)

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon quality vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of milk, if needed (I didn’t need it.)

Directions for Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put butter and sugar into mixing bowl. Mix with electric mixer for about 3 minutes. Then add vanilla and eggs. Mix until everything is combined.
  • In another bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix just until everything is combined. Add milk and mix again until combined. Then add the rest of the flour mixture, and again, mix just until combined.
  • Fold in sprinkles. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops of the cupcakes lightly spring back when touched.
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Directions for Frosting:

  • Put butter in mixing bowl. Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Don’t be scared to beat it for several minutes.
  • Then on low speed, slowly add the powdered sugar.
  • Then add the vanilla. Once it’s mixed up enough that the sugar won’t come flying out of the mixer, go ahead and increase the speed. Let the mixer do its thing for several minutes, stopping only to scrape down the sides with a spatula. It won’t hurt anything if you let the mixer keep going for a while. It will only result in fluffier, more delicious frosting!

(Note: If the frosting is too thick, add just a little milk until you reach the consistency you want. But mine was perfect without it!)

Funfetti Cupcakes

Now I do have to say that for whatever reason, the cupcakes were a little more dense than when I make cupcakes from a box mix.  They were still incredibly delicious, but they just didn’t have that super-light quality.  I tried doing some google searching on “how to make fluffy cupcakes,” and there are lots of opinions out there.  I’ve heard to use oil instead of butter, to make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature, to make sure that you don’t overmix your batter, and to use applesauce in place of some of the butter or oil.

I don’t know.  I still think they were amazing.  But if you have any tips that might help me out, I’m all ears! Smile

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Brandon and I spent a glorious 2+ hours on Saturday morning at the Georgia DMV to get our drivers’ licenses, followed by another trip to the Tax Commissioner’s to get our registration.  Oh, the fun we had! Confused smile

Any cupcake making tips??

What is your favorite kind of cake/cupcake?

What foods have you been craving recently?

 

 



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17 Responses to Buffalo Chicken Tacos and Funfetti Cupcakes

  1. kaceyjt

    Those cupcakes look fabulous! And I’m definitely in agreement with you about Jessica being amazing:) Her BBQ shrimp quesadilla recipe is soooo good!
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  2. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Wow those cupcakes look amazing. Loving the colours! :)
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  3. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Yum yum! I wish I had advice for you regarding how to make the cupcakes fluffier, but I am nottttt a baker in the least haha
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  4. Angela @ Health's Angel

    Jessica is, hands down, my favorite food blogger. LOVE her recipes. I’ve made those M&M cookies of hers multiple times. Soooooo good! I may have to try those cupcakes next!
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  5. Laurie @Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I need to try both of those cookies! We spent this weekend celebrating James’s birthday, so it was definitely a good one!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Aww Happy Birthday, James!

  6. Danielle

    I used to love funfetti!!! Those cupcakes look amazing!! Anything looks awesome covered in sprinkles!!!
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  7. Heather

    Those tacos look yummy! Oh, the lovely process of getting your driver’s license in GA, so insane that it can’t all be done in one simple place – imagine that process with 2 kids in tow, yep, that was fun!

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Jessica’s blog is one of my all-time favorites – i truly don’t think i’ve ever made anything from there that didn’t turn out amazing. off to check out the buffalo chicken tacos now!
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  9. Yellow Haired Girl

    Those tacos? WOW. They look great!

    And a 2 hour date at the DMV? Aren’t you guys lucky? ;)
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  10. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    your weekend sounds utterly thrilling!! Mine was spent packing up about 20 boxes. We should duke it out for the title of “most fun weekend”! ;-)
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  11. Tricia

    I am definitely going to try those buffalo chicken tacos! My husband will love them.
    Maybe it is just because of the flavor, but I always feel like Lemon cake/cupcakes are lighter than other cupcakes! Although my all-time favorite flavor is raspberry-orange with marscapone frosting.

    • notsodomesticated

      Oooh raspberry orange sounds amazing!

  12. Jessie

    Oh my word girl! They both look amazing. I love Jessica’s recipes too. Have you tried replacing the butter with applesauce? I always use applesauce and they come out very moist and fluffy :)

    I’ve been on a major chocolate kick lately. Every night I’ve been having one.. okay maybe two… chocolate chip cookies!
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  13. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    We had those cupcakes at my bachelorette party. They’re so good!
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  14. corrie anne

    Jessica is such a genius!! I love all the buffalo chicken recipes she has and the cookies are the best!! And my favorite cupcake probably IS the funfetti. Yum!!
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