The week after we celebrated D's birthday I received a text from one of his friends requesting more cupcakes.
I originally got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman about 2 years ago
I have received more compliments on this cake than any other cake before or since I made it the first time.
My cousin who does not like cake likes this cake
Oreo crumbs provided a great coffee-like dusting, without over doing it on the coffee flavour!
D's Birthday Last Year
|I was very proud of the texture on this one, although I couldn't get a good enough picture to show it well.|
Our friends who don't like coffee, loved this cake (even though it is very coffee-ee-ee)
This year, D requested the cake again. Of course I can't say no and still maintain best girlfriend ever status, so I made it yet again.
This time I was a smart best girlfriend ever, and baked the cupcakes the night before. Yay for planning ahead!
The next day I iced them
The color contrast wasn't the greatest with the icing...but I was just so tired at this point, and running out of time to get everything done before his party ...it also got a little melty and smushy.
But still oh-so-DELICIOUS!
Tip: To make a substitute for buttermilk, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons of vinegar into a 1/2 cup, and add milk until full; let stand for 5 minutes before incorporating
- I use 3 cups icing sugar
- add about a 1/4-1/2 cup cream cheese
- a squirt or two of lemon juice to cut a bit of the sweetness
- This time to get the darker, chocolatey icing I added some chocolate syrup from my fridge to a separate bowl the icing, just until it was dark enough for me.