So I was kind of having a weird funk kind of day and I was planning on making cream puffs today, but my cousin said she is coming over tomorrow and she would like to help.
Well I just got out of the shower and wanted something ooey gooey, warm and chocolately. Then I remembered reading about microwaveable cakes, likes the ones you can buy at the store but the home version. I found a recipe and in 5 mins I had cake.
Oh my goodness…. soooooo good
One for me and one for mama <3
Here is the recipe I used:
Oh to make this even more sinful, when you finish microwaving it open up the cake with a form and slip some chocolate chips in, the cake is still really hot so it melts it and it is fabulous!
Biscuit Cake! I swear I didn’t make this because of the royal wedding, I made it because my cousin doesn’t like cake and it was his birthday this weekend and not to mention it was Mother’s Day and my mom loves chocolate. Important note though folks, this is a no bake recipe, still awesome.
The recipe I used is this one:
For this recipe I didn’t have the right biscuits the used so I bought Vanilla Wafers instead. You can also use graham crackers and another note, don’t use a 9” spring form pan unless you want to double the recipe. Mine turned out thin and I had to make extra chocolate sauce for it.
Today I am making black forest cupcake for my friend Kyle’s Birthday, his fiancee, Rosely (who I am made of honor for) is coming over to help me make it. The reason I am doing black forest cupcake is that he and I love the Portal games and the reward is a black forest cake (the cake is a lie). The reason for cupcakes is that we’re going to Big Al’s tonight and I didn’t want to fuse around with plates, forks and knives.
The recipe I am using is from Annie’s Eats blog with a few changes and I am omitting the filling cause it sounds messy.
I’m also making a double batch. Lots of cupcakes :)
For the cake:
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp instant coffee
16 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups buttermilk
For the frosting:
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
12 tbsp. sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Fresh (or maraschino) cherries, with stems
2 tbsp. sugar
For instructions, visit her site.
I am currently in the process of getting all the ingredients ready. Just waiting on Rosely :)