Growing up we used to have this Éclair Cake regularly for family parties, get-togethers, etc. It was everybody’s favorite! Then suddenly our grocery store stopped carrying the Jiffy boxed chocolate frosting. Since this key component was no longer available, the Éclair Cake went away in our house. After several years we finally wised up and realized that not having a box frosting should not stop us from making one of our all-time favorite cakes. What kinds of cooks are we anyway?! We could certainly make a homemade chocolate frosting. Or could we?
I am off of work today. I am on summer vacation aka – maternity leave. Oh, you didn’t know I was pregnant? Then I guess you don’t follow us on Facebook. I look forward to sleeping in, laying by the pool, and baking cupcakes all summer. Why are you laughing? In all seriousness, I was due, oh about 4 days ago, so we should be welcoming a baby any time now. While we wait, I am just going to lay on the couch, read, and maybe make those cupcakes. Cliff has a fun nursery decorating post coming up soon. I like to call him Martha Stewart; he is so crafty! So, if we disappear sometime next week, now you will know why.
On Tuesday, I started a new job and I’m really excited about it. It’s similar to my previous position (won’t bore you with details) but it’s a new opportunity and I’m looking forward to bigger and better things. But…let me tell you the real reason I’m so excited.
As Kelly mentioned yesterday we are doing mug cakes all week. We love them and our readers love them, so its a win for everyone! Mug cakes are actually pretty genius for a couple of reasons. First, 3 minutes or less? How can you go wrong? It is actually pretty amazing to me that this is even possible. Secondly, portion control! I can’t tell you how many times I have made a cake and intended to bring it to work or to friends but then decided it is too delicious to share and ended up eating the whole thing myself. No self control at all. With mug cakes I get my mug full of cake and it is gone. No chance of going back for seconds, thirds, fourths. But then again, see reason #1. Only 3 minutes and I can have another. So I guess what I am saying is mug cakes are very, very bad. In the best way. Makes perfect sense, right?
To date, our most commented, shared and viewed post is Nutella Mug Cake. It’s our most popular by a landslide. I really don’t understand what the draw is. Don’t get me wrong, our Nutella Mug Cake recipe is easy, tastes great and the word Nutella reels me in too. But with over 500 other posts…why is it the reader favorite?