TWD- Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

Holy cow! Has it really been this long since I’ve posted TWD?!! I feel completely out of the loop! I’m not so out of the loop, however, that I didn’t vote for the birthday recipe! I will choose cake over most desserts, but especially over fruit-pastry desserts. 🙂
This Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday cake is so easy- the batter comes together in about 15 minutes. I halved the recipe and made cupcakes because with all the candy and sweets around our house lately (and well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions), I didn’t need a 9″ cake, too!
The malted milk frosting was just plain chocolate buttercream on my cupcakes. I left out the powder- I just dissolved 1 T of cocoa powder with 1 T of boiling water. My frosting was a little grainy- perhaps I didn’t heat the chocolate/brown sugar mixture enough.
Happy Birthday TWD! Sorry I didn’t have any candles, I used them all a couple weeks ago! Head over to the wonderful Laurie’s blog, who puts so much time and effort into this group, for the recipe!

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11 thoughts on “TWD- Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

  1. Susan says:

    Your cupcakes look great! I made the cake too and followed the recipe to a tee. We weren't impressed, but that's how it goes sometimes.

  2. mikejdunlap says:

    Cupcakes seemed to be all the rage – these look great! And your frosting looks a lot creamier without the malt powder – it tended to be grainy… these look so festive and fun!mikeblog:web.me.com/mikejdunlap

  3. Karen says:

    hehe. My frosting was a little grainy as well and I am pretty sure it is because I melted the chocolate and brown sugar in the microwave. 🙂

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