Brown Sugar Batter and Beauty

I can find almost any excuse to want to bake, and often it happens on a bit of a whim so the recipe search is generated by the ingredients I have on hand in the pantry. Cupcakes have always been my favorite because when I was first diagnosed with Celiac back in 2007, there was a real paucity of accessible yummy gluten free baked goods. I love making new flavor combinations, and over the years I have perfected the buttercream into a way that I can do without actually measuring out perfect amounts and instead just do my little of this-little of that method of preferred cooking.

I hosted a small group for my multi-generational women’s bible study on beauty this week, and wanted to have just a small sweet treat to offer. I ended up using the same brown sugar batter to make some cupcakes with a homemade chocolate buttercream, and then used the rest of the batter (it makes a lot) to do some bars with cinnamon buttercream.

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Both versions turned out very yummy, but I think I liked the bars with the dollop of cinnamon the best and would definitely do them again. They could be used for a sweet treat at a brunch for sure!

It was such a lovely afternoon discussing the concept of beauty- inner versus outer- and what that means in relation to scripture. I came across this while I was reading which I really enjoyed: “There is a difference between pretty and beautiful. Being pretty means a nice appearance, but when someone is beautiful they shine from the inside out.” We talk a lot in Beautycounter about wanting to “Be Your Beautiful” and to embrace the natural and unique beauty within each of us, so this resonated well and true to that.

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Hope everyone has a yummy, sweet weekend!

XoXo,

Erin

 

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