One way that I contributed to my family a few weeks ago was by making special cupcakes for my mother's birthday. I made Philly Blackforest Stuffed Cupcakes.
1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Block Package of Cream Cheese
2 T Sugar
1 Can Cherry Pie Filling
1 1/2 Cups of Chilled Cool Whip
(Here you can see the different layers, with a couple already covered up by the chocolate cake.)
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire racks. Cool completely. Top with whipped topping and reserved cherry pie filling just before serving.
Aren't they beautiful? I think they are by some of the prettiest cupcakes I have ever made and my mom loved them! I was surprised at how many cherries were in one can of pie filling. I liked using the cool whip as frosting and getting a bite of chocolate, cherry, and cream cheese was divine.
It's a surprise inside! I love how the cake is almost just as pretty inside as it is on the outside! It felt good to make these for my mom and it feels good to be a contributing member of the family. I am thankful that The Good Earth reminded me of how I can be grateful for my family.