Wednesday, July 9, 2008
When asked what dessert Matthew wanted for his birthday he did not have a typical answer and list a few of his favorites. No.
My dear Matthew said something more along the lines of this, "How about something like a strudel, with cream, chocolate, raspberries...maybe some almonds."
Okay? I don't have anything like that in my dessert repertoire so I thought maybe I could find a recipe online.
I found an Almond Chocolate Strudel recipe and showed Matthew the great find. Nope. There was no cream or raspberries.
After much thought I decided I'd just have to invent something. Matthew also likes plain ol' yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting so here's what I did: I mixed up some yellow butter cake batter and made cupcakes.
These are not just any ordinary yellow cake with chocolate frosting cupcakes mind you. These are for my dear husband's birthday. So, after mixing up the batter I put about a tablespoon of batter in each cupcake liner. I then plopped in two raspberries a piece. I baked the cupcakes for however long the box indicated.
After the little guys cooled I made little holes in the top and piped in some whipped cream.
To top it off I piped chocolate frosting on top and more whipped cream along the edge of the cupcake. In the middles, on the chocolate part I put a raspberry.
I know it's not a strudel and there are no nuts but I almost got all the requested ingredients in there. I tasted one and they are pretty good.
Love ya Matthew, hope you like 'em.
ps. If you don't happen to like them, maybe don't mention that particular piece of information today.... I'm just saying.