So the other day I realised that it was my ‘blogiversary’ and I thought to myself, “You know what this calls for? A double layer white chocolate mud cake with blackberry buttercream frosting.” Only it was more like “Mud cake!” because I was much too excited to get that entire sentence out.
As you can see, this cake is not a lie. Although, for all you know, to the left is just a plate of delicious white chocolate frosting that just so happens to look like cake… but there is cake underneath it all, I promise. Two layers, even!
I was so eager / nervous to dish the cake out to my lovely new colleagues that I forgot to take a picture of the beautiful red inside. Whoops! But that just means I get to make another one tomorrow, right?
I favour the blogs that cut to the chase and give me the goods. Which is not to say I do not appreciate what is written, or the time it took, I am just likely to hit ‘back’ if I have to scroll for what feels like an eternity down the page.
Even though muffins are perceived by some as being nothing more than ‘ugly’ cupcakes, or cupcakes without the fancy hat, I still love them. There is a small spot to the left of my heart that I have reserved just for muffins, whether they be sweet muffins or savoury muffins. Jumbo muffins or mini muffins. Or just good ol’ regular muffins.
I just love them. We go way back.
There really is not much left for me to say about muffins, so I shall just stop here…
Apple, cinnamon, AND white chocolate? Together? In a muffin? - I know.
But trust me, it works. I can say this confidently because I just made a batch and they are surprisingly delicious. I have to admit that I probably would never have thought to try this combination myself, but I was commissioned by a friend to create these and we all know that the customer knows best, right?
Apricot cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream frosting… sounds amazing, does it not? These cupcakes came to be after a dear friend, Armen, encouraged me to experiment more… with baking, of course. He asked if I had ever tried apricot and as soon as he did, I knew that we could be on to a winner.
I know I probably say this about a lot of fruits, but apricots have got to be one of my all-time favourites. I love cute and small they are, how easy they are to eat, and how delicious they taste.
So… I think I may have been bitten with the cupcake bug. After the chocolate ones I made last night, which I deemed to be a little more on the ugly side even though they were utterly delicious, I decided I ought to make some prettier ones. Pink icing being key, of course. The first flavour combination that came to mind was white chocolate and raspberry, so it was settled. As simple as that.