Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

These cupcakes are for a colleague’s birthday, a unqiue cupcake/souffle recipe that didn’t require the work or messy transport issues of icing.

Servings: 24

Fresh 8 eggs, room temperature, separated 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature

Pantry 1 cup (4 oz.) whole hazelnuts 1 cup super fine sugar 7 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, [...]

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Dessert for Easter dinner this year was a very simple flourless chocolate cake. I traced the bunny outline onto parchment paper and cut out the reverse image. A sprinkle of powdered sugar through a mesh colander resulted in the perfect bunny image.

Servings: 16

Fresh 5 eggs 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, divided, softened


Lemon Marshmallow Icing

This icing is the perfect accompaniment for the Lemon Cupcakes.

Servings: Icing for 12 cupcakes

Fresh 1 lemon 2 egg whites

Pantry 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1-1/2 tsp. light corn syrup 1/2 tsp. lemon extract 1/8 tsp. salt 2-1/4 cups water, divided

Combine ingredients Juice the lemon and reserve juice, retain lemon peels to [...]

Lemon Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for a colleague’s birthday and they were just the right about of lemon without being overpowering.

Servings: 12 cupcakes

Fresh 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature 2 large eggs yolks, room temperature 1 egg white, room temperature 1/3 cup sour cream 1 lemon (Meyer lemon used) Lemon marshmallow icing  [...]