Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TWD: Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

This week's TWD assignment allowed us to select between Tarte Tatin and Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake. As a lover of all thing chocolate I, of course, selected the Chocolate (Cup) Cake.

The cake batter came together really easy and the creamed butter, sugar and eggs looked especially light and fluffy.

The recipe gave the option of adding melted chocolate to the batter, but I decided against using it. I wanted the cake to be light and fluffy and I was afraid the melted chocolate would make the cake too dense and brownie-like.

I also decided on cupcakes instead of a fancy layered cake.

Just out of the oven. The cupcakes didn't puff up much and the color looks a little pale, but...

...they sure tasted great. Thanks again, Dorie.

PS: I also didn't have any malt powder to make the prescribed frosting, so I whipped up a chocolate ganache instead. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Nothing better on earth.


  1. Now that last cupcake looks wonderful! I love it!
    Happy Anniversry TWD! It's been fun baking with you and I look fwd to more baking adventures!!

  2. Cupcakes seemed to do better with this recipe than layer cakes did. Yours look delicious! We called chocolate cake with chocolate frosting "brown on brown" when I was growing up. :)

  3. Great cuppys. Isn't it nice when things work out.

  4. And meant to say, Glad to see another Louisiana Blogger.