Our friends at The Doll Face Chef sent holiday cupcakes to the loft. They were so amazing it would be rude of us not to share the recipe with you. 



·      1 teaspoon vanilla

·      1 cup buttermilk

·      1 teaspoon salt

·      2 1/2 cups cake flour

·      3 sticks butter, 2 for cake, 1 (softened) for icing

·      2 oz red food coloring

·      2 tablespoons cocoa

·      Chocolate Chips

·      2 cups sugar

·      3 eggs

·      1/2 teaspoon baking soda

·      Chocolate Pudding

·      1 tablespoon vinegar

·      1 (16 oz) box confectioner's sugar

·      1 cup shredded coconut

·      1 (8 oz) package cream cheese


Preheat oven to 350°. Beat eggs; add sugar. Mix cocoa and food coloring. Add 2 sticks butter and egg mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour into three 8-inch round greased and floured pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tests done


Blend cream cheese and 1 stick softened butter. Add crème cheese/ sugar and blend. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.


Bon Appetit!