Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Well fans, let me set the record straight. I don't eat dessert....sorry...I know it is insane, but I am just not a big fan. I like a good cheesecake with fresh berries, but I do not like the taste of chocolate. Now you are scratching your head looking at this picture and asking why I would blog chocolate...
Well, my husband LOVES chocolate and we have made these for a number of parties and some guests MUST eat one even before dinner. We take a bit of an easy route by using boxed cake mix, but if you have a scratch recipe for cake/cupcakes by all means go with that. I think the secret is to buy a boxed cake mix that you know is moist and creamy. We make the cupcakes by package directions and let them cool.
In the meantime we make the whipped cream.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbl sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In a mixer whip the heavy cream until it begins to form peaks. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until firm. When the cupcakes have cooled, put the whipped cream in a pastry bag with a long pointed tip. Simply make an incision in the top of the cupcake and squeeze the bag and you will see them plump up with a great cream filling.
At this point, the world is your oyster. Most people like them topped with some of the whipped cream, but my daughter likes a cake style frosting and even at age 23 likes sprinkles and other cute "children's" toppings.
These are so easy and great for someone like me who could never be a pastry chef. I will try to add more desserts but I may need a reminder!


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