Last week, we celebrated the birthday of a close family friend. Every year I ask her to tell me what she would like for her birthday dessert and this year she just said, CHOCOLATE! After asking a few more questions to establish preference of frosting, I knew it was time to incorporate Nutella somewhere into my standard chocolate cupcake.
The result was beautiful - the frosting is perfectly chocolatey but not sickly sweet, and the cake came out moist and rich.
I love making layered desserts that can be served in any type of glass whether it's a water glass, wine glass, or funky serving dish. They are easy to make, look beautiful, and taste great!
Strawberry shortcake parfaits are my go-to dessert because they are so simple. I'll buy a box of strawberries, heavy whipping cream, and a pound cake. After whipping the cream with some sugar and slicing the strawberries and cake, I begin the layering.
In this instance, I used graham crackers, pureed with butter and sugar as the dense base instead of sliced pound cake. Delicious!