TWD #Ilostcount: All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. ~George Harrison

January 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm 10 comments

Like my subject line implies…

I can’t remember what number Tuesdays with Dorie recipe I am on now. I wanna say in the high 80s maybe? Then again my memory aint what it use to be back in my 20s now that I’m in my 30s so I could be WAY off on the count. All I know is it feels like FOREVER AND A DAY since I last participated. Anyone that tells you that you can buy a house, move into your house, unpack all the boxes, celebrate the holidays *AND* keep up with any other activities is Super Woman. I certainly couldn’t so unfortunately my little ol blog lacked any Tuesday with Dorie goodness lately.

Do I still have any readers hanging around? *echo echo*

But I knew I had to come back come hell or high water for TWD’s 2 year anniversary!

Psst… Come closer. Can I tell you a secret? I’m a little bitter that my campaign for the White Chocolate Brownies for TWD’s 2nd anniversary recipe got axed. Frick Da Man?!? The Cocoa Buttermilk Cake got picked b/c everyone likes cake. The Tarte Tatin got picked b/c every one likes frenchy frou frou stuff. What about the brownie? Show some love for the brownie! Ok I’m done with my vent.

Since my brownies didn’t get picked (AGAIN!!) I decided to go with the Cocoa Buttermilk Cake. Because like I said. Everyone likes cakes. Esp when I can make them into cupcakes so that I can give away to neighbors easily. Transportable desserts are the way to go for me. Just saying.

What I learned this week:
I am getting better at judging the ratio of ingredients when I bake now. I halved the recipe to make 12 cupcakes but when I was measuring out the amount of buttermilk I realized before it was too late that I forgot to half it. Whew! That would have been some runny cake batter. Runny cake batter just aint right.

Happy 2nd Anniversary Tuesdays With Dorie baking group!

It’s been a fun ride!! I’m looking forward to the next years and beyond… *MUAH*

Cocoa Buttermilk {Cup}Cake
You can find the recipe on Laurie’s blog or page 256-257 of Baking: From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan


Wifey rating: A
I really like this “cake” recipe. It’s moist and full of chocolate flavor. Adding the melted bittersweet chocolate was optional but don’t skip it! I honestly thought it brought out a great chocolate flavor. I didn’t make the malted buttercream frosting though. I opted for a cream cheese frosting instead. My Hubby isn’t a fan of “malt” and since he’d be the one eating it I figured I better substitute his favorite.

Husband rating: A
He liked the “cake” but loves the cream cheese frosting. There’s just something about cream cheese.

Next week: Mrs. Vogel’s Scherben pages 157-159

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Un-New Year’s Resolution 2010 **GIVEAWAY** TWD #88: Ms. Engineer’s Cocoa Volcano Cookies

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. LW  |  January 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Lots of love for you CB. So glad you are back. Thanks so much for listening to all my heming and hawing over the past 2 years. Its been a commitment to stay in TWD and I appreciate you sticking it out with me. xoxoxox

  • 2. chocolatechic  |  January 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I have missed you.

    I made the tarte because I like French frou frou stuff.

  • 3. Tracey  |  January 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I made cupcakes too and thought they were terrific with some peanut butter frosting. Sorry about your brownies – hopefully someone will pick them soon :)

  • 4. Karen  |  January 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Glad you are back! We have missed you! Cupcakes are yummy!

  • 5. Gretchen Noelle  |  January 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Glad to see you back around these parts as well. I thought the 2 year celebration was worth it too.

  • 6. Keri  |  January 6, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Just because I actually laughed out loud while reading your campaign on the voting page, I’m going to make those brownies! Whenever I get rid of the cake. You put up a good fight!

  • 7. food librarian  |  January 6, 2010 at 9:38 am

    CB, I wrote about your heavy lobby effort for them brownies on my post…it was fierce babe. :) – mary

  • 8. Carol Peterman  |  January 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’ve been gone for a while to and happy to be back checking out what everyone’s baking. I made the cake mostly motivated by the fact that I like cake and I had buttermilk in the fridge that needed to be used. The malt in the frosting was very subtle.

  • 9. Margaret  |  January 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I wanted the brownies, but got voted off the island.

    sounds like you liked the cake and that’s good.

  • 10. cakes  |  March 28, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Hi, you have interesting post! I’m definitely going to bookmark you! Thank you for your info.And this is birthday cakes site/blog. It pretty much covers “cakes” related stuff.


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