Black forest cupcake. Check. Turning 33. Check. What! Yes…today is my birthday and I made black forest cupcakes. Why? Well, it’s an adorable story.
When I was in senior kindergarden, back in 1988, I was turning 6 and we had a professional baker come to our class on the Friday, April 29. My parents were having a party for me with family and friends the next day, Saturday. Anyway, back to my class. We all sat on the blue rug at the front of the room watching the baker talk about how he made cakes. It felt so special to be sitting on the blue run – you stare at it all week thinking ‘story time on Thursday is going to be so awesome when I can sit on that rug!’ Oh, the little things in life.
So, this baker was showing us how to frost a black forest cake. It was triple layered and looked so delicious. Well, turns out he talked so long that we didn’t have time to eat it as a class. When he asked if anyone was celebrating a birthday, I said “me!! I am!!” I remember my teacher asking if I was lying…some sort of tell or something? Was I a child who regularly lied? Don’t think so. My parents picked me up and vouched for me, so we got to take home the class cake. The next night I felt so special, like I had really earned the cake. It tasted so good. Oh, and I officially won something!
Okay, so why make one now? All this time later?
Last week I was talking to someone at work who had just entered a draw to win a new BBQ. He mentioned how he rarely wins anything. Then, I remembered the cake!
So, here we go…off to bake up some black forest cupcakes.
- make chocolate cupcakes recipe
- 1 small can of cherries
- 2 ounces of chocolate
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon of icing sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of agave syrup
First – make the chocolate cupcakes. Let them cool (oh, and I’d use paper liners…that way you can share!).
While the cupcakes are cooling, make the whipping cream!
In your mixer, whip all of the ingredients. Don’t whip too much, otherwise it’ll turn too thick.
Okay, time to assemble the black forest cupcakes.
- cut out an upside down pyramid out of the cupcake.
- fill the whole with 3-4 cherries.
- pipe the top of the cupcake with the whipped cream.
- top with a cherry.
- grate chocolate over top.
Happy birthday to me – oh, you’re welcome to celebrate, too, just make a cupcake and eat up.