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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Cooking: Baking With Company



My sister and I made all of this last Sunday. Chunky Mocha Cookies, Fudgy Saucepan Brownies, and Hummingbird Cupcakes. (I bet the last one looks familiar, huh?) We wanted to continue baking, but we ran out of flour and sugar. So sad.


My friend and I made this cake on Friday. We named it the "Chocolate Avalanche Cake" because it turned out to be a bit messier than we had planned. The first of our troubles began when the cakes cracked into three pieces as a result of the doming. But, nevertheless, the cake was SO good! The recipes for the cake, caramel pastry cream, and the white chocolate glaze are in the King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion Cookbook. Now, I love this cookbook; it is amazing. Some teenage girls are on Team Edward. I am a proud member of Team King Arthur.

The final results of our baking day. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies and the Chocolate Avalanche Cake, which was quite difficult to cut. The cookies were good, too!

I wonder how much flour we used this week . . .


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10 comments:

Meg said...

Everything looks delicious -- and now I feel like firing up my oven!

Vicki said...

That "Chocolate Avalanche Cake" looks delicious!!

Beth F said...

Holy cow you did some baking!! I'm a King Arthur gal too -- love their products and their recipes. I'll have to look up the "avalanche" cake in my book.

The newest KA Baking Sheet came yesterday ... drool.

gnoegnoe said...

OMG I wish you were *my* sister and I could come over to bake in the weekends! Or just enjoy your goodies :)

Margaret said...

The recipe is under "Chocolate Mint Cake." We just used the chocolate cake part. Since the top cracked, we decided to throw "Avalanche" into the name. :)

leeswammes said...

Wonderful! Lots of good baking there. Was it all for your own use?

Kaye said...

Ah, geeez, now I'm craving peanut butter cookies!!! I have plenty of sugar - you can come here and keep baking!

Heather said...

You can join me for baking anytime. I too am in need of more flour due to excessive baking recently.

caite said...

I have considered it before but maybe I really need to get myself a copy of the King Arthur cookbook

Molly said...

:) -- I love the Twilight reference!

I think the Avalanche Cake is awesome - and the ingredients sound just scrumptious!