Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting.

For the cupcakes, you will need:
1 cups of all purpose flour
½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ tsp of baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup of whole milk
½ cup of hot water
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

For the frosting, you will need:
1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
3-4 cups of powdered sugar
¼ tsp of salt
1 tbs of pure vanilla extract
Up to 4 tbs of whole milk
Food colouring*

*Optional. You can definitely leave your frosting colour white. I used an orange 
gel food colouuring to match the halloween theme.

This recipe yields for ~48 mini cupcakes
Pre-heat oven to 350 °F
1. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt
2. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar using a stand/hand mixer until light and fluffy. 
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and beat until well combined
3. Add half of the dry ingredients into the mixture and beat just until combined. Beat in milk and the other half of the dry ingredients. Add hot water and beat just until everything is incorporated (the less you mix- the lighter the cake will be).
4. Divide batter evenly between cups. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow it to cool completely before frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
1. In a medium bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy
2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar in portions. Mix slowly and beat until combined.
3. Add salt, vanilla extract, and a tablespoon of milk. Beat in well.
*This frosting totally depends on how sweet you want your frosting to be and what consistency you want it to be.
4. Have fun decorating your cupcakes

Tomorrow is Halloween and maybe you still don't know what to bake for your guests or you don't know what to bring to a party you've been invited to (or not). Well, guess what, this cupcake is very easy to make and everyone will definitely love it (Cause who on earth doesn't like chocolate, right? I hope none!). 

I baked these cute tiny little cupcakes for Halloween giveaway at school and everyone loved it. I think I should start selling them rather than giving it away for free. Haha. But anyways, since I like sharing bits and pieces with all of you, I gave you the recipe above! You can definitely customize your decoration and make it personal and fun! If you're wondering how I did my cupcake "topper", I used candy melts and played around with it. I decided to make some criss-cross pattern and spiderwebs (or duck feet) and place them on top! 

If you tried baking them, let me know how it went!
(But if you didn't successfully bake these cupcakes, or are just too lazy to bake, 
I'll be selling them for $2.50 for 4 pieces. Shipping and taxes not included. Haha). 

Have a wonderful weekend and happy Halloween!
Get baking!

Cold coffee.

Jeans: American Eagle | Top: Forever 21 | Handbag: Kate Spade | Shoes: Old Navy |
Watch: Rosefield | Necklace: Aldo | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

Photos: Jonathan David Garde Casana

Summer was great. October's even better. When October comes, I'm the happiest human alive (probably because it's my birth month? Maybe. Haha). Seriously... What's not to love? Thanksgiving, halloween, crisp autumn leaves, black boots, cozy sweater, warm blankets, and extra hot coffees...  sure, as well as pumpkin spiced lattes (never actually had one. I know. Shame on me).

As the weather becomes cooler, turtleneck sweaters are my go-to outfit. This top is from Forever 21 and I easily fell in love with how soft the material is. Since the colour is monochrome, I think layering it with a jacket or coat will be very easy when mid-November comes. New addition to my watch collection is from Rosefield. It was a present from my mom and I'm simply obsessed with it. It's simple yet very classy, and it goes with literally everything. Totally a must-have!

Which fall fashion trend is your favourite?