Saturday, March 28, 2009

Okay, so I'm not Julia Child

We're going to a dinner party tonight, and I offered to bring a dessert. After the heinous day that was Friday, I opted to follow a piece of culinary wisdom that I read in one of Amanda Hesser's books: go with what you know.

I made chocolate buttermilk cupcakes in a jumbo cupcake pan. I had assistance.
Once they cooled, I split them in half.
I melted some unsweetened chocolate and made the go-to buttercream....

I tested the chocolate to see if it was cool enough to add:
Oh yeah, unsweetened chocolate.

Added the chocolate to the buttercream. There, that's better.
Then I spread a thin layer of chocolate buttercream on the bottom half of each, followed by a heaping tablespoon of raspberry jam. I replaced the tops and then finished with frosting and berries.

Tiny cakes! Yay!


Sri said...

OH MY GOD, those sound delicious! Could you send me the recipe for ALL of that??
I have to have one NOW! Or you should make them again and I'll come eat them :-)

Lori said...

I can absolutely send you recipes....and I would also make them for you anytime!!

Anonymous said...

I love this pic of Charlotte. She looks like a little pink pixie with that outfit on !!! ...ang