Archive | October, 2011

Chocolate Rum Cupcakes

30 Oct

October 30th, 2011

Happy Halloween weekend!

In spirit of Halloween and for a work potluck tomorrow, I made these chocolatey cupcakes. They’re filled with a light chocolate mousse and glazed with a dark chocolate rum ganache. I also added a bit of Captain Morgan spiced rum to the cupcake batter, but the rum flavor is subtle since I was experimenting and only added a small amount.  Next time I’ll know to add a bit more rum for a kick.

To make these cupcakes more playful, I made these little ghosts as toppers (all edible!).  I hope they’re a hit tomorrow at work!

Happy Halloween and be safe!

Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake

Filled with chocolate mousse

Glazed with dark chocolate rum ganach

Topped with white fondant ghost

Coffee and Lemon Macarons

2 Oct

October 2nd, 2011

It’s been awhile since I made macarons, so this weekend I decided to revisit them. They are also one of the most challenging things I’ve had to bake, so I tend to make them for special occasions now. I was also inspired by a book I picked up this weekend- it has 30 recipes of macarons!

Picking the flavors was easy- I went with my current favorite dessert choices-  coffee and lemon. The coffee macarons were filled with a dark chocolate ganache, while the lemon was filled with a tangy lemon buttercream. I purposely make these bite-size in order to feel less guilty if I eat two or three of them in one sitting.

Coffee Macarons

Lemon Macarons

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