Monday, August 15, 2011

Club: Baked - Sunday Night (Cup)Cake

This round of baking for Club: Baked was selected by Julie at A Little Bit of Everything.  She's chosen the Sunday Night Cake, which is a recipe from Eric Wolitzky (their awesome pastry chef that was on Top Chef: Just Desserts). Please tell me that you watched Top Chef: Just Desserts.......Eric was absolutely lovable, and made some truly yummy looking desserts!  Season 2 will be starting soon.....if you're into reality TV at all, and you love baking.....you'll love it!!

This time around I decided to make cupcakes instead of the 9-inch cake that the recipe will make.  For me it's just easier to hand the dessert out (if we're not having a get together that day) when it's in cupcake form as opposed to slices of cake.  Since this is a simple one layer cake with frosting, it was a perfect choice to bake in cupcake form.  This recipe made 18 cupcakes.

The cake itself is really lovely.......tangy from the sour cream, with just a hint of spice from the cinnamon.  Top that with a frosting that is essentially a dark chocolate pudding.  Yum!  I threw on some sprinkles, because honestly, who doesn't like sprinkles?  And my two little guys are like moths to a flame when it comes to sprinkles.....they've been known to just ask for a bowl of sprinkles (have I already brought that up?).

Give this recipe a try when you want to have some delicious, but not fancy schmancy.

Check out A Little Bit of Everything for the recipe, and check out Club: Baked for the other bakers' results.....Enjoy!!

Oh, and P.S......I know I've mentioned my serious love of all things Baked.....but I thought I'd share this seriously dorky picture of myself from our recent trip to Charleston.  The Baked guys have a bakery in Charleston, their only bakery outside of the original in Brooklyn.  As soon as we made plans to go to Charleston, that was one of my top must-do's on our agenda when we got to the city.  It was delicious (cannot wait to try making the Grasshopper Bars)!!  I know I looked so silly being so excited for being there, but my awesome hubby totally indulged me and took a pic of me with all my yummies!  Can't wait to make it to NYC and hit up the original!


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17 comments:

  1. I was going to make cupcakes but since thats what I always do I went with half the recipe and made a small cake... will definitely make cupcakes next time!

    Yours are so cute! Love the sprinkles.

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  2. Your cupcakes are adorable. I really loved this recipe and have to make it again so I can try the chocolate frosting!

    Thanks for the tip on the Top Chef desserts. When I saw that name in the book, it didn't register he was on Top Chef. Very cool! Looking forward to Season 2!

    Nice pic at Baked. :) I would have my husband do the exact same thing. ;)

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  3. Love the cupcakes! I wanted to throw some sprinkles on the cake I made, but it looked so pretty on it's own. Cupcakes, of course, require sprinkles. :)

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  4. What a great idea to make cupcakes! They look really tasty! I love your picture at Baked. I will have to get there at some point. Used to live in NY, but haven't been to the city in a while.

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  5. I have similar dorky photos of me at foodie places I've visited. Love it! What did you get at Baked?

    Love your cupcakes!

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  6. I think the idea of cupcakes is terrific. I do better with smaller than full cakes. I also don't mess them up like I have done, when cutting, a full cake.

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  7. I almost made cupcakes but since I was the host, I decided it should be as per the recipe :). Your cupcakes look beautiful. Love Top Chef - Desserts! Thanks for baking along with me.

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  8. Jealous that you got to go to the bakery. I would absolutely take a picture there too :)

    The cupcakes are cute with the sprinkles. I agree, they definitely are more shareable in cupcake form!

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  9. Love the dorky picture which really isn't so dorky- you look cute! And so are the cupcakes with their vibrant colors. Cupcakes are one of my favorite things so thinking of this soft cake and delicate frosting in cupcake form, is truly tempting. Thanks for bringing the variety.

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  10. Cupcakes are so much easier to just hand out. Great photo of you. Thank you for sharing with Monday, Mmm ... Dessert.

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  11. Fun! I didn't know they had a location in Charleston. Very cool!
    Glad you liked this one. I love that you made cupcakes - and decorated them so cute, too!!

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  12. Seriously such a cute idea! Cupcakes! When I get back to full brain power, I'll get creative like you. Brilliant!

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  13. Thanks so much for linking your yummy and colorful cupcakes up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday! Hope to see you again soon!

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  14. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  15. What a cute photo of you Kristen, looks like you are having fun! I would like to have the cupcake with the most sprinkles, please. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come back soon,
    Miz Helen

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  16. Do you mean Charleston, SC? I live near Savannah, GA and we go to Charleston quite often so I will have to stop by baked when I'm there next time!

    Your cupcakes look delicious! I love the creamy chocolate frosting. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  17. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesday at Nap-Time Creations. I really hope you can come back and link up again this week! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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