It’s my BIRTHDAY + Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake Recipe!

Birthday Girl tee
Birthday girl tee + tule skirt
Birthday girl tee
Shirt: Ily Couture // Tulle skirt: old, similar here // Heels: Ann Kleine (old) similar here//
Necklace: Loren Hope/ Rocksbox subscription (1 month FREE with the code “STACIELAMOTHEXOXO”)
// Watch: Michele // Bracelet: Loren Hope
 It’s my BIRTHDAY!!! I won’t tell you how old I am, LOL but I will say I’m in my early 30s. AHH!! I still feel like I’m in my 20’s so I guess that’s all that matters right?! If any of you guys are like me you spend weeks planning your birthday outfit. This year I knew I wanted to incorporate a really fun birthday outfit into my blog. I spotted this adorable top floating around Instagram and I thought I had to rock it for my birthday and I love supporting small shops. I paired it with this adorable tulle skirt and my favorite leopard pumps! These shoes are seriously my favorite, every girl needs a pair of leopard pumps and they are so comfortable!
Now for the best part! A little fact about me is that I used to own a little home-based organic cupcake company, something I started when my daughter was around 3 months old. I quickly realized starting a new business with an infant was not a smart idea. Another fun fact about me is that my family and I have been eating an all organic diet for the last 4 years, so of course, I wanted to incorporate this into my business.  However keeping the cost of organic cupcakes as low as possible was a challenge so I decided to close up shop about a year later. It was a lot of fun though and I will say my chocolate cupcakes are to die for! I spent MONTHS perfecting these, they are moist and oh so delicious!! This recipe is TOP SECRET :p! I provided links to the exact ingredients I use.

Best Chocolate Cupcakes!



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Slowly melt the oil and chocolate together in the microwave and mix mixture until completely smooth and set aside to cool. I do this at 30sec intervals. Mixing after every 30sec interval.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder. Add salt. Set aside.
  • Whip butter with sugar for 3 min.
  • Mix in eggs, yolk, and vanilla – beat until smooth. Add the cooled chocolate mixture – whip until smooth.
  • Add half of the flour mixture, then half of the sour cream. Repeat the process until everything is added; mix until JUST combined
  • Quickly stir in the hot water. Do not over mix! VERY IMPORTANT!

Bake for 16-18 minutes

Chocolate Buttercream!



  • In a medium bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and set aside.
  • With your electric mixture, cream butter until smooth for approx 5-6min on medium to high speed (VERY important step!).
  • Slow down your mixture and add sifted confectioners’ sugar slowly. After blended, mix on high for 2 min.
  • Slow down your mixture and add vanilla.
  • Add cocoa powder (I use a little over 1/4cup)


Photo Credit: Purely Ruined Studios

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