Monday, May 16, 2011

Super Dorks

Alex is a big fan of Superman. He has been his whole life. He reads the comics, loves the movies, and has watched every episode of Smallville multiple times. Yep, it's a little bit dorky, but also his thing and kind of cool.

This weekend marked the end of a decade. After 10 years, Smallville called it quits. The young Clark Kent finally grabbed hold of his destiny and became the super man he was meant to be. It was an exciting two hour event with lots of throwbacks to seasons past and lots of hints toward the future of Christopher Reeves' Clark Kent in Superman.

And, just like Clark Kent embraced his true destiny, I decided that we needed to embrace our true dorkiness.

We celebrated with a little Superman themed party. We munched on Man of Steel Pizza. Snacked on "No tights, No Flights" Veggies and Dip. Sipped on Kryptonite Gin and Tonics. And finished off the night with some Big Blue Boy Scout Cupcakes.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Powdered Sugar Frosting (From Bon App├ętit Desserts)
Makes 16
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powdered
  • 2 ounces high-quality milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1-lb box confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 16 standard muffin cups with paper liners. Combine cocoa powder and chocolate in medium bowl. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over; whisk until smooth. Whisk in buttermilk.

Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in another medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat both sugars, oil, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.

Beat in flour mixture, alternating with chocolate mixture in 2 additions. Divide among paper liners. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out with some crumbs attached, about 18 minutes. Cool in pans on cooling rack 10 minutes.

Transfer cupcakes to rack and cool completely.

Whip together butter and confectioners sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla adjusting for desired consistency. Once cupcakes are cooled, frost, and serve.

Here are some of our other treats!


  1. What a loser. You'll never see me having a meal to commemorate the end of my favorite show. BECAUSE WRESTLING WILL BE ON 4EVA.