So, what do you give you neighbors who help you move a house full of furniture for new carpet? How about, Mounds of Love cupcakes and Lemon Lavender cookies.

I mainly made these goodies for a bridal shower, but had some extra and thought I would express my gratitude to those that helped us move furniture for getting new carpet. And now I thought I would share the recipes :) 

Click here for the Lavender cookie recipe.

Mounds of Love cake/cupcakes:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate pudding
4 eggs
3/4 c. sour cream
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients, except for the mini chocolate chips, on low speed for 30 seconds. Then mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in mini chocolate chips. Fill treated cake pans or cupcake liners. Bake 350 degrees according to pan directions, or 
18-20 minutes for cupcakes.

This buttercream is what makes these cake/cupcakes taste like a mounds bar, and it is SO good!

White chocolate coconut buttercream
4 oz. white chocolate chips
1/4 c. butter
2 T. milk
1/2 c. flaked coconut*
2 c. powdered sugar

In a small saucepan, melt white chocolate, butter and milk, over low heat. Stir continually to prevent scorching. When it is all melted and smooth, remove from heat and cool for 20 minutes. Mix in coconut and and powdered sugar. You may need to add more powdered sugar or milk to reach desired consistency. The icing does set up more once it is completely cool, so I use it a little thinner knowing it will set up more. 

*If you are not a coconut fan, you can omit the coconut and just have a very yummy tasting white chocolate icing.

Ice cake or cupcakes as desired and ENJOY! Careful this icing is very addicting. I love using it for many different things and I always get compliments on it. Let me know what you think.

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