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Cakespy Deep-Fries Cupcakes

Yes, you read that right, folks. Deep-fried cupcakes. Two trends collide, and while we haven't tasted the results, we can guarantee this is not the next Reese's Peanut Butter Cup you're looking at.

Still, we had to share, because frankly, it takes a lot to suprise us these days, jaded as we are here at Chow Bella. We adore the super-cute Seattle-based Cakespy blog -- and props to Jessie Oleson for turning an obsession into a cottage industry.

Oleson writes a weekly column for Serious Eats, which is where we found her recipe for deep-fried cupcakes. Because no, this is not a treat you buy at the fair. You actually fry them up at home. If you dare. 

The mind boggles -- rather, sizzles and pops then flatlines into a sugar coma. Let us know if you are brave enough to try the recipe.  

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at