September 16, 2012
I'm getting my bake on this summer!
So far I've made: whoopie pies, Pot-o-gold Cupcakes and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes.For the whoopie pies I tried out my new whoopie pie pan. Since it was my first time making whoopie pies, I tried to keep it simple, and made a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.
The pot-o-gold cupcakes were pretty easy too. I just made a chocolate cake and vanilla icing with gold flecks on top.
The Mint Chip Cupcakes were a bit harder. I modified a vanilla recipe by puting mint extract instead of vanilla, adding chocolate chips and a teeny bit of green food coloring. I tried out this really fun idea of putting the batter in ice cream cones instead of cupcake liners! It was a Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake in an ice cream cone, with vanilla chocolate swirl frosting!
The last time I went to Great Sage I had the Mahalo cake, which was great! Great Sage's Spring menu was really cool! They've added, a RAW blueberry cheesecake, the mahalo cake(wink wink) and the tart cherry pie! I can't wait to see what is on the summer menu.
Because coconut and chocolate and almonds are all so good together! the Mahalo cake was layers of scrumptious coconut cake with yummy coconut frosting and chocolate ganache, topped with toasted almonds. I highly suggest it if you are craving something decadent and tasteful. Here is a picture, enjoy!
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