Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TWD- Dressy Mini Chocolate Cakes frosted with our leftover Mississippi Mud Fondue

I wasn't going to make this week's TWD. When I looked up the recipe for Dressy Chocolate Loafcake, it just didn't appeal to me.

But, then my hubby asked me to make something for a birthday. I needed something fast. I needed something easy.
I looked at the recipe again, decided to cut it in 1/2 and turn it into jumbo cupcakes (a 1/2 recipe made 5 jumbo cupcakes). I subbed low-fat buttermilk for the sour cream in the cake and these guys were ready in 28 minutes.
I had leftover fondue ( details below) in the fridge, which turned out to be surprisingly spreadable and a great frosting.
We kept 1 jumbo cupcake at home to share and cut it into 6 pieces. I had 1/2 of one of those 6 pieces and it was really good.

Go check out Amy Ruth Bakes for the real cake and the recipe.



Ok, this is the worst picture in history, but sometimes when you have kids- pictures of food are way less important than the fun that is happening at the moment.

I was watching one of my best friends kids' the other day and I decided fondue would be a fun dessert.

I found a recipe on myrecipes.com that included marshmallow creme in the fondue. I thought that would make the flavor more fun for kids, so that is the recipe I used.
We dipped strawberries, pineapple chunks, bananas, pretzels, and marshmallows.

The leftover fondue also makes a great frosting. The marshmallow creme thickens up the fondue when it refrigerates and makes it incredibly spreadable. Who knew?


Recipe for Mississippi Mud Fondue


16 comments:

Jennifurla said...

Everything looks wonderful and chocolatey

Tracey said...

Thanks for the idea on the cupcakes Mary Ann! That's exactly what I decided to do this week so I could leave some plain for my husband :) Yours look yummy! The fondue was such a good idea, wish I'd been there!

Kayte said...

Love the idea of these as cupcakes. That dipping plate looks so fantastic, I have to remember to do those more often...thanks for the inspiration.

Eliana said...

Love your cakes Mary Ann. They look so rich and chocolatey :)

Tia said...

wow, that looks so elegant and moist and all in all - DELICIOUS!!!
I did 2 cakes because I liked it so much! Bundt and Loaf

minis are always fun!

Becky said...

i need to try that fondue. i love the jumbo muffin tins!

Lauryn said...

yum! Fondue frosting sounds amazing! I made cupcakes too. I thought these were great!

TeaLady said...

one 1/2 of 1/6th of a cake. You have tremendous will power. This was such a good cake. And so easy.

Looks perfect to me.

Peggy said...

Yum it all looks so good. The fondue is dreamy. Great idea!

Clivia said...

I love the idea of jumbo muffins with this recipe. They look lovely!

mike said...

Jumbo cakes - now I need to get those jumbo muffin pans out that I've never used. What a perfect size for a one-person cake! What doesn't look good surrounded by chocolate? What a great dipping plate - perfect for chocolate fondue!

Flourchild said...

Yum all the food is making me want some now! Your minis are looking great!

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Your jumbo cupcakes look amazing! I'd never thought about fondue as an icing, but that's an awesome idea. My sister-in-law made fondue last weekend spiked with Grand Marnier. Delish!

AmyRuth said...

Hey girl! Thanks so much for showing us what you can do with all your resources. Very clever and yep pretty sweet of you too. I'm sure hubs was thrilled with his giant chocolate treats. I like that you used the fondue for the finish. Also, another easy Dorie Do! Thanks again so much for sharing with me this week.!
AmyRuth

Aloha_Misty said...

I made this for the YM & YW fireside tonight. It was a HIT. Yummy. I hope you don't mind me copying so many of your recipes. Sometimes I feel like I cheat because I get so many ideas off your blog.

Engineer Baker said...

Fondue is just so much fun - I used to make some chocolate fondue up before finals during college as a "study break" :) Jumbo cupcakes sound perfect!