Baking experiments

If you follow my flickr account, you will know that I have been baking a fair amount lately.  (Luckily, desserts aren’t my weakness – so I can taste my creations and let my family and husband eat the rest!)

So I thought I’d share with you but I don’t have any conclusive results yet.

Exhibit A: Moon Pie

They were HUGE.  The chocolate cake/cookie was way too rich for me.  I cut one in half, and was only about to eat about a third of the half.  The marshmallow filling was delish though!

Exhibit B: Chocolate cupcake with marshmallow filling

This was a boxed cake mix.  I didn’t feel like making them from scratch (plus, I think you need to use cake flour to get really good from scratch cakes, and I didn’t have any on hand.)  So then I used a pastry bag and large tip to insert the filling.  And I used the same marshmallow filling as the frosting.  It was good as a filling, but I didn’t like it as a frosting.  Still, it was better than the moon pie.

Exhibit C: Yellow Cupcake, Custard filling, chocolate topping

Next I decided to make a custard filling – but all the chocolate cupcakes were gone.  So I made a yellow box cake mix.  And I thought it would be perfect with just a touch of chocolate on the top.  Oh – the custard (from scratch) was gooooooood and the ratio of chocolate was perfect for me – but it was a bit too runny for me.  It had to “set up” in the fridge – which annoyed me.

Exhibit D: Yellow cupcake, marshmallow filling, chocolate topping

Well, I had lots of chocolate topping and a little bit of marshmallow filling left – so I put it together with the yellow cupcake.  Yum yum yum.  Since it was the same chocolate topping, my complaint is the same – it’s too runny.

So basically – I have no favorite yet!  I am loving the yellow with a touch of chocolate – and as far as custard vs marshmallow – well, for me it’s a tie!  Both are so yummy!!!

Marshmallow Filling Recipe:

12 Tbsp butter – softened but still cool
1 1/4 c. confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
7 oz jar marshmallow fluff

Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and salt. Beat in fluff until incorporated. Refrigerate.

Custard Filling Recipe:
I’ve lost the recipe for the custard – so I’m trying to figure out where it went.  🙂  I’ll post that recipe too when/if I locate it!


3 Responses to “Baking experiments”

  1. 1 kari February 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I’m glad you posted about the treats. I saw the pictures and was wondering…which was best! 🙂

  2. 2 DJAB February 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    They all look delicious, but I’d go for the moon pie, the richest chocolate 🙂
    Love to all,

  3. 3 cindy February 17, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Exhibit E: increased thigh circumference just from reading!


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