Peter and I, last spring
Since a dinner party was planned for him, 50 of us got together, ate dinner, and celebrated his birthday with him. It is my job, as always, to provide the desserts. I, of course, asked him what he wanted me to bake for him, and he wanted these mocha cupcakes. I was able to emulate most parts of the recipe, but I wanted to take some short cuts. Instead, I chose to substitute half of the grandulated sugar with brown sugar. I also just added 2 teaspoons of Kahlua to each can of Pillsbury cream cheese frosting that I bought at the store. Although it was not as strong of a Kahlua taste as I wanted, I still wanted the frosting to be able to be piped.