Monday Night Football!!

Hubby and I play in a Beirut league on Monday nights. Yes, we play a drinking game in a league on a work night – we’re crazy people! The best part is that we get to watch Monday Night Football which is awesome!

Tonight, the Patriots are playing in the Jungle (Cincinnati). Being Bengals fans living in Boston is tough, and tonight is going to be really tough. We are going fully decked out in our Bengals jerseys and we’ll be obnoxious fans. It’s going to be great.

Anyways, after each week of play, we get Totally Biased Power Rankings. A quote from last week from the power ranking man is: “the best way to get the #1 spot is to make me food” Do you think these cupcakes will get us a first place ranking when the ranking-guy is a huge Pats fan?!? I think we’ve got a great chance of it.

I didn’t have much time to bake since we got back from the Cape at around 8PM last night, so I used the diet coke method. For the orange cupcakes, I used diet orange soda with vanilla cake. For the frosting I mixed cream cheese frosting with 1 pkg sugar free orange jello. Then I put black coloring in it. For the chocolate ones, I used the triple chocolate cake mix (the one that says Hershey’s) and frosted them with vanilla frosting with orange coloring. I topped with various orange and black sprinkles and orange M&Ms.

Since I used the diet coke method: 1 box cake mix + 12 oz diet soda + 1 egg (optional), these are 1 pt mini-cupcakes or 2 pt regular cupcakes (without frosting).

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7 Responses to “My Favorite Brownies”

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    Michelle — June 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This is my go-to brownie recipe also. I made them for Christmas this year and people said they were the best brownies they’d ever had. They really are as good as advertised!

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    Alicia — June 9, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Yum ! Love the pictures. This recipe reminds me of our trip to vermont last fall.

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    ~Bee — June 10, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I’m always more likely to opt for a tangy, fruity dessert over a chocolatey one, but I love brownies as a midday snack 🙂 These look sooo good!

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    Sophia — February 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    What kind of cocoa powder?

    • beantownbaker — March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Any kind will work. I like to use Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger

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    Helena — December 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    My absolute favourite brownie recipe – easy to make, absolutely delicious and always go down a storm.
    I like to freeze mine in smaller batches for weekend treats 🙂

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      I do the same thing! I always double the recipe and throw the extras in the freezer. Nothing beats a tiny bite of frozen brownie goodness!

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