Okay, this last week or so I've been working on some cupcakes. (See, I've been working on a business plan for my cupcake bakery. That is actually why I have been so absent lately.) My first work of art was a lemon cupcake with a blackberry frosting. The frosting was made using fresh blackberries and had lemon zest. Nate loved them and his enjoyment grows with each time he has one since the lemon zest has had time to develop.
Today, I had some more fun in the kitchen. I came up with two more cupcakes. The first one is an Oreo cupcake. It is a chocolate cake with a white chocolate Oreo cream frosting with an Oreo on top. The second is a Dr. Pepper cupcake. It is a vanilla cake with a Dr Pepper, black cherry jam, and red raspberry jam syrup and topped with a Dr Pepper frosting. Ya see, today is my hubby's birthday and Dr Pepper is his favorite soda. So I wanted to create something for him.
While I'm not too sure about the second cupcake that came out of today, I LOVED the Oreo cupcake! I made a chocolate cake that actually has a texture of a cross between a cupcake and a brownie. The frosting is a white chocolate frosting. Incorporated into the frosting is Oreo crumbs that I made by pulsing some double-stuffed cookies in the food processor. I tell you, this is an Oreo cookie in cupcake frosting. No joke!
They are so gooood and so pretty that I had to post some more pictures. :)