Do you know that automatic car washes are a stressful thing for me?
I had gone 19 years without venturing into one and I would
have been perfectly content to go another 19 years.
But my hubby wanted the van washed and he had to go to work,
so, he sent me on the mission.
Believe me I tried to get out of it…
because the thought of driving up to one and not getting my wheel
in the track was totally freaking me out!!!
I had visions of me totally missing it and then becoming so frustrated
and embarrassed that someone else would have to fix my problem.
And of course then I would never be able to go there again, because
I am sure they take pictures of “crazy” drivers and keep them posted
in their break room just so they can laugh it up during lunchtime!
My husband told me to suck it up and use the giant mirror that
is right above the track. He also said if I couldn’t do this simple
thing…he was going to revoke my driver’s license!
(I’m not 100% sure he was joking!!!)
Anyway, the threat of me being stuck at home forever
was enough to get me moving to the car wash!!!
I mean hello, I need a car to get me to the grocery store
every time I have a crazy need to bake something.
And let’s face it…that happens way more than I want to admit:-)
So the kids and I headed out and honest to goodness
I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest,
but I am so happy to report that no pictures of this crazy
driver will be gracing their break room walls!!!!
I did it!
I actually used the mirror and got my tires
in the track on the first try!
Not sure if I could do it again…
and I have no intention of trying again anytime soon!
I am also pretty sure the threat of no vehicle
and no grocery store shopping
for yummy cupcake ingredients helped me steer so well…
that and a whole lot of prayer before, during, and after.
It would be tragic if I couldn’t get things like
cake mixes, chocolate chips, and nutella.
Because then you wouldn’t get to look at crazy things like these:-)
And you like it when I bake right???
Just humor me and say Yes!!!
For the Cupcakes
- 1 vanilla cake mix
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon flour
For the Nutella Cheesecake
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup Nutella
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons flour
For the Vanilla Butter Cream
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.
- Prepare cake mix according to the box. Add the sour cream in with the water and oil.
- Toss the chocolate chips with 1 Tablespoon flour. Gently stir the chips into the cake batter.
- Fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 minutes. Cool completely, then cut out a small section from the middle of the cupcake. Set aside.
- Beat the cream cheese. Add the Nutella and beat until creamy.
- Slowly stir in the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Fill the centers of the cupcakes.
- Beat the butter and shortening until creamy. Add the salt, milk, and vanilla and cream again.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with extra mini chocolate chips if desired. Keep refrigerated.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 3g