coconut cream cheese cupcakes, barefoot contessa style.
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.
rachel and i had oh so much fun making these multi-colored cupcakes last weekend. we split the batter into five bowls and went to town with the food coloring (the gel kind). my personal fave is the robin’s egg blue shade. they’re really very easy to make, and i love that each little cake is a different, surprise combo.
dad has been asking for these boston cream pie cupcakes for quite some time (boston cream pie is his fave). i must admit, the prospect of making pastry cream filling and chocolate ganache topping (and cutting the cupcakes in half without destroying them) was intimidating! but mom and i joined forces for his birthday, and these turned out beautifully, if i do say so!
we finished our day in savannah at back in the day bakery. it’s totally retro and so yummy. the cupcakes have that unmistakable homemade taste about them — mm!
p.s. if you’re keeping track, i had two desserts with lunch that afternoon. beautiful.
celebrating july 4 with red, white, and blue cupcakes!