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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Funfetti Cake Ball Stuffed “Pot o’ Gold” Cookies

cupcake stuffed cookie

Here we are almost done with the second week in March, with 8 days left until St. Patty’s Day! I think it’s time I bring you something green! Last week, when I made the Cake Ball Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie, I knew that I wanted to make a green and gold version. I call these Funfetti Pot ‘O Gold Cookies!

I started with my grandmother’s sugar cookie, dyed it green, and then stuffed it with a golden yellow cake ball. Better yet, I added some sprinkles to my cake ball to make it resemble a funfetti cake ball!

Cupcake stuffed cookie

My grandmother’s sugar cookie is more of a butter sugar cookie than a sugary-sugar cookie. Therefore, I added a bit more frosting to the cake crumbs to enhance the sweetness. I found these adorable four leaf clover sprinkles at my local cake supply store, which I used on top of my cookie to add a little bit more green! Continue reading