Ok, so I’m a bit late this week, and I don’t really have a whole lot to say about this week’s cake, either. I don’t really have pictures, either, because my front USB port is being taken up by my iPod, which is getting a firmware upgrade, and I don’t feel like crawling around behind my computer to plug into another port for a couple of not-terribly interesting pictures. If you want to see how it’s supposed to look, go look at Marie’s blog. I made this week’s cake as cupcakes, partly because Jay seems more inclined to eat the leftovers if they’re in cupcake form, and partly because we had friends over for a bonfire on Saturday night, and I thought throwing cupcake wrappers on the fire would be a little more convenient than losing plates in the snow.
This cake bakes up really easily and is structured just like most of Rose’s butter cakes — mix dry ingredients, add butter and part of the liquid, beat the mixture, then add the rest of the liquid in a couple of additions. I scooped the mixture into paper cupcake liners, and into the oven it went. I probably could have made several more cupcakes than I did (I think I got 17 out of it), because they overflowed the liners a bit while baking. After they came out of the oven, I poked holes in them, then brushed the tops with ganache. I think the holes I poked were a little small, because there was no noticeable ganache inside the cakes, just basically a glaze on top. I think maybe the probe from my thermometer would have been a perfect size for this, so I’ll try to remember that for next time. I didn’t add raspberries to the top, because I dislike buying non-essentials like that out of season, and frozen really wouldn’t have been the same.
Verdict: Honestly, not my favourite cake, and not as nice and moist as the cupcakes I made last weekend (vanilla & chocolate from the recipes in Rose’s Heavenly Cakes), but not a bad cake, really. It probably would be better with raspberries, just to add some juiciness. My version must have been edible, though, because my friend told me today at work that he’ll bring the empty container tomorrow (he didn’t want to return it dirty today). I sent the leftovers home with him on
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