Monday, April 18, 2011

chocolate cake w/ strawberry buttercream: sissy's birthday!

my sister's birthday was like YEARS ago, and we finally celebrated this past weekend (and by years, i mean April 2). she requested something vanilla with yummy buttercream and fruit or luscious chocolate with globs of frosting. so, pretty much anything.

i made her a yummy cake based off of a recipe from Annie's Eats for Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes. the main cake recipe is from David Lebovitz's recipe for Devil's Food Cake. i was extremely pleased with how the cake turned out. moist and delicious.

the frosting however - not quite as i had hoped. i slightly followed Annie's recipe - but planned on only making half the amount called for, but stupidly added WAY too much strawberry puree at the beginning and used a WHOLE BAG of powdered sugar and it was still too thin. it ended up being more like a (very sweet) glaze on the cake, but it still tasted good!

also, the strawberries on the top starting oozing their delicious juiciness all over the top of the cake...which was okay, but didn't look so great.

Josh's birthday is next week and his brother Dan has requested cake pops since he LOVED the ones we made for Chloe's birthday (i had lots of extras). i think i'm going to make some sort of triple chocolate cake balls for the Easter/Birthday celebration! can't wait to do those this weekend!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks SO GOOD!! I need to go eat lunch or I'm going to die right now I think…

*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good! Happy b-day, Rachel!

Saw these Easter bunny and Easter egg cake pops. So cute! Probably tons of work. But thought of you:

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

@*kc i totally forgot i wanted to make the egg ones! they are so freaking cute. i should do it. i have her book and those ones are in there with more instructions!

rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

I want more of this cake right now - it was amazing! I Loved it so much. thanks sissy!

Also I'm so glad you got that pic of me blowing out the cake with chloe, it is priceless - i want to save it forever!!!

MrsOgg said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks gorgeous in the pictures you took! I am totally inspired and will be trying these recipes soon. Thanks!