Cake Batter Whipped Cream

homemade whipped cream

There are a many things I love when it comes to dessert; homemade whipped cream is one of them. It’s so easy to make and often impresses my guests! At Christmas time, I made a Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream, which is my most pinned recipe on Pinterest. Now that winter is coming to an end, I figured it was time for a new whipped cream. I have been dreaming about Cake Batter Whipped Cream for weeks. I love cake batter, but most cake batter flavored desserts are too sweet or over flavored for me.

This Cake Batter Whipped Cream is perfect. It is a bit thicker than regular whipped cream, but it’s not overpowering or overly sweet. I dipped strawberries in it, put it on some cake and basically ate the entire batch myself. Seriously, my boyfriend didn’t even take a bite. Continue reading

White Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Macadamia nut cupcakes

Let me start my apologizing for my absence lately. Between work and a few other things going on, I have been slammed! I was able to enjoy a relaxing weekend at home and got some serious baking done. White chocolate serious.

I am really excited about these white chocolate cupcakes with macadamia nuts and coconut. Only in the past couple years was I introduce to macadamia nut cookies, and I am totally hooked. I wanted to make a cupcake version of the cookie. These cupcakes are a white chocolate cupcake infused with a hint of coconut. For the frosting I made a white chocolate cream cheese rolled in toasted coconut and topped with macadamia nuts. I love the salty nuts contrasted against the creamy frosting.

Macadamia nut cupcakes

You will love this cupcake, because you would never know it’s from a box! The cupcake has a very light crumb but actually has a lot of structure. What do I mean by structure? It doesn’t fall apart when you peel back the wrapper. From someone like me who likes the frosting piled high, you always appreciate a cupcake with good structure. Continue reading

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

The cupcakes your man makes

 I called this series, Baking with Boys. From the beginning of our relationship, I knew my boyfriend liked chocolate cake, but he always talked about the chocolate cream cheese cupcakes (black bottom cupcakes) his mother used to make.

The first birthday we shared together, I was super stressed about making the best black bottom cake I could, because he didn’t have the recipe. I guess I did okay since I am still around. Finally after several months he found the recipe from his mom. I was expecting something really fancy and complicated. Turns out they’re super easy to make. He has been requesting that I make them ever since. I guess he got sick of waiting.

Black Bottom Cupcakes

 While I was busy shooting my Cadbury Cookie Brittle, he insisted on making black bottom cupcakes at 9 o’clock at night. He wanted to do it all himself, to which I of course said go right ahead, just clean up afterwards! I love watching him bake, because it makes me laugh every time.

He uses as few dishes as possible. This results in him melting butter in the glass measuring cup and using the same cup to measure ALL of his dry ingredients plus oil, milk and whatever else is required. I am going to tell the rest of this story in photos taken on my iphone. Read on, I promise it’s worth it.  Also, I should tell you that he edits my posts, and may or may not agree with my recount of the story.

He’s pretty serious about his measuring. As you should be.

This is the face of concentration. He has two rules. His first rule is that he “doesn’t do eggs”, which means I have to be called in to crack the eggs.

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Mocha Irish Cream Cupcake for Two

Desserts for two

I fell in love with small portioned desserts after I made Champagne Cupcakes for Two on New Years Eve. The thought of enjoying cupcakes without having to make a huge batch (and then feel guilty about eating them all) was just awesome! I have been testing and consuming desserts in small batches ever since. I recently purchased the cookbook, Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. I made the mocha cupcakes, filled them with Bailey’s Irish Cream infused ganache and topped it off with Chocolate Bailey’s Irish Cream whipped cream!

This cookbook has the perfect mocha cupcake. It reminds me of my favorite chocolate cupcake. The espresso taste is prevalent but not overwhelming. The sour cream in the recipe helps maintain a moist, light center. Besides, who doesn’t love a boozy cupcake?

Desserts for two

This recipe is from Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. If you like to bake for just a few, I highly recommend checking out this book. It is full of mini cakes, pie, cookies and tons of other desserts!

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Brownie Batter Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Brownie Batter Frosting

Okay, so yesterday I told you about the Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley. Today I am talking cupcakes. I baked and frosted more than I have ever before. My list of ingredient included 22 eggs, 18 sticks of butter, 3 lbs of powdered sugar, 6 boxes of cake mix and 4 boxes of brownie mix! I baked 13 dozen cupcakes and made 16 pounds of frosting. It was awesome! The cupcake I am sharing today is a Triple Chocolate Brownie Cupcake.

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