i found this recipe for cocoa layer cake in the february 2011 issue of bon appetit last week, and i made that baby ASAP. it is amazing — rich and cocoa-y and has three layers (!!!). it was also the perfect birthday cake for my big bro!! happy birthday e-boo! xoxo!
this snowy weekend called for some cozy baking! so, we went with chocolate spice cupcakes with chocolate ganache and marble cupcakes, both from martha stewart’s cupcake cookbook. the chocolate spice were my fave, gingery, spicy, and rich! check the recipe.
mom hit the post-halloween candy jackpot at the grocery store, scoring bags of m&m’s for 50 cents!! so, from the surplus came these pretzel m&m cookies. basically, it’s a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, with bag of pretzel m&m’s and one cup of chocolate chips mixed in. they’re salty and sweet — one of my fave combos!
what a weekend! mom and i spent the majority of our saturday baking cookie table treats for two upcoming weddings. (i love a cookie table, btw.) we made peanut butter blossoms, russian tea cakes, lemon crinkle cookies, neiman marcus cookies, and thumbprints. yum!!!