Recently, chocolate milk made headlines for being a good post-work out drink because of the mix of protein, sugars, and magical pain-reducing chocolate. This was all the justification I needed to bring along a cupcake as my recovery/reward. After all, if you can't enjoy a cupcake after an evening spent running through the still quite potent Texas summer heat, when can you?
A little background: I have a Groupon problem. I see a deal, and, well, it's a deal, right? If I think I can get to wherever the deal is being offered within the time frame, I feel like I should go for it. Especially when it comes to baked goods. I love them, and the opportunity to get a dozen cupcakes for half price is just one temptation too many to resist.
The trouble with this way of thinking is that I end up with a dozen cupcakes, and I want to eat each one. But I count my calories, and twelve cupcakes are not going to get eaten any faster than within twelve days. It's likely going to be longer than that. And a fortnight later, those precious baked goods aren't so fresh. And so I turn to that fabulous modern invention: the freezer. One or two cupcakes are enjoyed straight from the store, while the rest are lovingly placed in Tupperware and saved for later.
So when I needed a post-5k cupcake, I went to the freezer and dipped into my cupcake stores. I choose the Triple Stack Trio cupcake from Sweet Indulgence in Grapevine, TX. I highly recommend this little shop. Even after freezing, the cake was moist, and the frosting was delicious. They've recently opened up a new storefront, so I'm clearly not the only one enjoying their work. This is their signature flavor, I think it's a vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet cake with what I think is a cream cheese frosting.
And it was good.
It was very good.