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It’s my birthday today! Wahoooo! Of course, the doctor just diagnosed me with walking pneumonia, so you know, that’s awesome. 😉 Regardless of being sickly, I plan on stuffing myself with every sweet in sight. Because, you know, it’s my birthday and I can!
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In honor of my birthday week, Ellie and I made some Sweet Tooth Fairy chocolate cupcakes (mmmm!) and a video! I let her eat some of the chocolate pudding we used in the batter and boy oh boy, she went to town! She loved it to say the least! (All you super clean moms out there are going to have a heart attack, Ellie was a complete mess by the end, along with the entire kitchen! 🙂 Hooray for birthdays!!!

And of course, before I forget, a recipe!
Sweet Tooth Fairy Chocolate Cupcakes via
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cu sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs
3/4 cup ready-to-eat chocolate pudding
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 cupcake pans with liners. In large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients with electric mixer for 30 seconds or well combined. Add wet ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Scrape bowl and resume mixing for another minute. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill liners 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely then frost with favorite frosting!

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xoxo, Lex
Alexa Zurcher

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38 COMMENTS

  • The Murray Family

    Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day and get feeling better.

  • Leah Bryant

    Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 That video is the cutest. I hope you feel better soon and have a GREAT day! 🙂

  • Kylie

    You are such a good mom for letting her get messy! Such a sweet little video 🙂

  • Kelsey Eaton

    So stinkin cute! I so wish that song was around when I turned 22!

  • Amy

    Priceless video!! I was cracking up when E was just coverd in chocolate and loving every minute of it!!! You are such a great mom! xoxoox Glad you did these yummy cupcakes yesterday so you can rest today!!

  • Unknown

    Happy Birthday!!! :] And seriously, messy babies are the BEST!! Holland NEVER let me spoon feed her so I learned very quickly just to let her make a mess. Every meal is crazy but she loves it! I hope your birthday is splendid! How can it not be with those delicious looking cupcakes?!

  • Ashley

    That video is adorable!! My little guy loved watching it and waved to Ellie at the end. Those cupcakes look delish too. I'm going to need to make them sometime.

  • Hello Sarah Eggett

    i'm DYING!! cutest little mom and daughter ever! i can't wait until olive is that age!! so cute! happy birthday!!! 🙂

  • Unknown

    Happy Birthday! Seriously so cute!

  • Jana

    Happy birthday! I'm so sorry you're sick–at least you're still adorable when you're sick. You two are just too cute together! Thanks for the cupcake recipe. They look and sound delicious and I think I'll just have to make them. 🙂

  • Rachel Sayumi Porter

    oh my gosh I think I died inside. That was the most precious video ever. I love it when baby E goes to town on the batter haha SO MUCH CUTENESS!!!!!!!!

    Happiest Birthday, Lex! you are adorable!

  • jeni a.

    HBD sweet Lex! Get better or else. You're a better mama than me to let her dive into pudding. Truly! xo

  • crissy // mama boss

    Happy Birthday! Hope you get feeling better soon. Love those pictures of E covered in pudding, adorable!

  • April @ Hansen Love

    Happy Birthday Pretty Girl!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and listen to Taylor swifts 22 at least once!!! haha. Sorry your sick, get feeling better soon!!!!! I love E's little foot up when she eats! So cute!!!!

  • Kate Greer

    I love watching your videos and I always think how much Ellie is going to love these when she is older! What a treat for her! Happy Birthday!

  • Amberly

    Happy birthday! Walking pneumonia is not fun at all, I had it when I went on trek! Relax and feel better!!!

  • Emily

    Cute video! And happy birthday!

  • Allison

    Happy birthday! What a fun video to have of the two of you at this time in your life. It'll be even sweeter to look back on in the future! Happy 22 🙂

  • Cindy Sharkey

    Mamma Mia what a video, so cracking up! Wish I was there. If ever there was a video for YouTube this is it. Bravo birthday girl!!! Love you to the moon and back a zillion- bajillion

  • Southern Elle

    I've loved your blog for awhile now.. and now I love it even more.. we have the same birthday!! The few people I've known who share this birthday have all been awesome! Happiest day to you!

  • Jessica

    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!

  • Amanda M.

    Glad to see you aren't afraid to let your little one get dirty. That what makes being a child so fun! 😉 Happy birthday!

  • Susan Stange

    Happy birthday! Oh my goodness! That is the cutest video ever! I hope you get better from being a sickie soon!

    Sue//Chevron and Lace
    susanstange.com

  • Kaela Frame

    This was the cutest! Hoping that, by reading your blog, some of your creativity rubs off on me! Happy Birthday! 22 is a great year!

  • larajanepark

    Perfect Birthday! I love how you can share it with us all….get well soon pretty mama. I love you to the moon!
    love aunt lara

  • Kelsi Strong

    Such a cute video!! You are such a great mom. Thanks for your positive force online 🙂

  • Mila

    oh my goodness. that is perfect!!

    xo. m.

  • Marli

    you are such a FUN mom! 🙂

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

  • K&R

    so so so so cute! i love it. happy birthday and i hope you feel better really soon!

    K

  • Unknown

    Possibly the CUTEST video I have EVER seen! so so so cute!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo Chloe

  • Notes From Nessa

    Okay this is quite possibly one of the cutest videos I have ever seen. Your Ellie is a complete doll!!!! Happy Birthday! Love everything about your blog!

    tysonandjanessaparker.blogspot.com

  • Lizzie Ann

    Happy Birthday! Love the video of you an Ellie! The two of you together are so adorable! What kind of camera do you use?

  • Beate

    Happy Birthday Lex! I hope you had a wonderful day! LOVE that post – you and Ellie are simply amazing! 🙂

  • jaime

    Loved the video. You are so cute and Ellie is a doll. Love you!

  • Rachel

    Happy Belated birthday to you! Hope you start feeling better soon!

  • P

    You two are so dang cute! Partners in crime for life 🙂 I hope it was an awesome birthday, despite being sick! And holy cow I love this video! It's like the happiest thing I've seen! I may have watched it three times 😉

  • www.thewinternews.blogspot.com

    Cutest video ever and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope your day was wonderful 🙂

  • Dearest Lou

    You guys are the cutest! Quick question, what font did you use for the beginning of the film? I would like to buy it (:


    Cecilia

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