Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TWD- Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

Holy cow! Has it really been this long since I've posted TWD?!! I feel completely out of the loop! I'm not so out of the loop, however, that I didn't vote for the birthday recipe! I will choose cake over most desserts, but especially over fruit-pastry desserts. :)
This Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday cake is so easy- the batter comes together in about 15 minutes. I halved the recipe and made cupcakes because with all the candy and sweets around our house lately (and well-intentioned New Year's resolutions), I didn't need a 9" cake, too!
The malted milk frosting was just plain chocolate buttercream on my cupcakes. I left out the powder- I just dissolved 1 T of cocoa powder with 1 T of boiling water. My frosting was a little grainy- perhaps I didn't heat the chocolate/brown sugar mixture enough.
Happy Birthday TWD! Sorry I didn't have any candles, I used them all a couple weeks ago! Head over to the wonderful Laurie's blog, who puts so much time and effort into this group, for the recipe!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake.


    I made the tarte. It was just so good.

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  2. The cupcakes look adorable! I made the cake, too, but used a mocha buttercream frosting! You did a great job!

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  3. Your cupcakes look great! I made the cake too and followed the recipe to a tee. We weren't impressed, but that's how it goes sometimes.

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  4. Cupcakes seemed to be all the rage - these look great! And your frosting looks a lot creamier without the malt powder - it tended to be grainy... these look so festive and fun!
    mike

    blog:
    web.me.com/mikejdunlap

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  5. hehe. My frosting was a little grainy as well and I am pretty sure it is because I melted the chocolate and brown sugar in the microwave. :)

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  6. These look great! Minis are good because they are single serve, no fuss.

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  7. I hear you about the well intentioned new years resolutions. Nice cupcakes!

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  8. Those look like some fabulous cupcakes! Wish I had one right now!!!

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  9. The cupcakes look delicious!! Many people opted out of the Malted frosting, but everyone has been loving the cake, it seems?

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