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Dark Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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Do you remember, months ago (like, a year ago), when I made an obscure reference to cooking disasters and then never followed up? Yeah, this is that cooking disaster (which really, this should just go to show you how far frosting can go to cover up any and all ills).

As many of you are aware, I spent about nine months in Colorado around this time last year. I’d just decided to terminate my internship in Australia, and I came home knowing I’d made a good decision, but with absolutely no plans. When I don’t have plans, or don’t want to do anything else, baking is sort of a fallback for me, as it is for many of us. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, but I find it extremely soothing. The whir of the mixer, the smell of butter and sugar combining and then baking – all of it.  Read the rest of this entry »

Best Cupcakes

In Uncategorized on March 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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As many of you know (or are about to learn), Smitten Kitchen was a huge inspiration for me, not only to start cooking and baking more, but to start this blog. I’m super bummed that I missed Deb’s visit to Denver two weeks ago (I wasn’t sure she was going to make it, there was so much snow here), but I am the proud owner of her cookbook, and a fairly dutiful visitor to her site. Read the rest of this entry »

Backlog: Chocolate Cupcakes

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Okay, now, really, I do make other things besides desserts.  (You’d never guess it, I promise, but I swear I do).  I even have the pictures on my camera to prove it!  But alas, they’re still on my camera because I am yet again in the middle of making another dessert (look for this later in the week).  In the mean time, this is more backlog from Spring Break: I made cupcakes for my family, and for a teacher my mom works with who’d undergone serious surgery.  My mom’s staff has graciously been providing them with dinners, and along with dinners, comes dessert, this being where I come in. 

As fun as this recipe was, it was also really challenging.  First of all, I was trying to  manage the recipe in between going to the Museum and Nature and Science and watching Up.  Neither of these things is necessarily conducive to creating masterpieces.  Additionally, I halved the recipe from what Deb used.  Her recipe makes a two layer cake, and I was hoping for significantly fewer cupcakes than this (preferably about 24 cupcakes).  I then proceeded to make a mistake, and then put in too much batter, thus, my cupcakes majorly overflowed, some of which ended up on the bottom of my oven (and while the smoke alarm did not go off at that time, it did when I made pizza later).  The major problem, however, was that, unfortunately, I ended up with very little actual cupcake.  So, while I would make this recipe again, I would definitely make it a cake, see how it goes, and try to make cupcakes at a different time.  (I also have a number of cupcake recipes from Joy of Cooking that I am very interested in trying).  So, with all of this in mind, I present to you, the failed chocolate cupcakes. 

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