Monday, December 28, 2009


I made a commitment to blog about the cupcakes I've baked and I haven't. I feel like I'm breaking some huge promise.

Well here's the deal. I made some cupcakes right after I got my new cookbook! First I made the Applesauce and Cinnamon cupcakes with a caramel sauce for the top. I topped some of them with apples and some with pears. Personally, I like the apple ones better.

The caramel sauce really added to the cupcakes and they were pretty good. I was pleased, even though they were more of a hybrid between a cupcake and a muffin.

A couple days later I decided to make the Chocolate Chili cupcakes. I substituted the whiskey frosting with cayenne chocolate ganache. Not gonna lie, the ganache was spicy but I liked it. The cupcakes were dry and I didn't like them one bit. But they certainly looked good!

For Christmas my sister bought me an ebelskiver pan. I've never made them nor had them before, so this was a new experience. I couldn't wait to try them out, so I searched the cupboards and kitchen and found some bananas and chocolate chips to experiment with. It was super fun, even if it did take me a while to figure out how to make the ebelskivers nice and round on both sides. But I did it and they were really good!

Now I'm off to Las Vegas for New Year's.
Have a good one, bloggers! See you in 2010!