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!