Catching up on the weekend over the phone with my dad last night.
Me: What do ya’ll have planned for Valentine’s Day?
Dad: Every day is Valentine’s Day, Sweetie.
How can that not make you smile? Here are some other things I am grateful for today.
My signature dessert! #2 on my 101 list. I knew what this was going to be for awhile. I wanted a dessert that showcased my favorite ingredients. It’s a molten chocolate cupcake, and the oozy chocolate is instead, Nutella. The frosting a butter cream mascarpone. Eventually I will top it with a raspberry.
So I have chocolate, Nutella, mascarpone and raspberries—which I LOVE. Since this is made of my favorite things, I have named these “Jacqueline’s.” Indulgent, I know. But I firmly believe that every dessert should be. And like me, the recipe still needs some work. But I did pretty well for batch one! Which will be served tonight at a friend’s dinner party.
– 1.5 cups flour
– 1/2 cup sugar (I use Truvia to keep these a little lighter)
– 1/2 cup cocoa
– 3 eggs
– 4 tablespoons butter
Mix the batter until smooth and dollop into a greased cupcake tin. Then place a scoop of Nutella (a little chilled, out of the fridge) into each cup. Top with more batter. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. For the frosting: mascarpone, confectioners sugar, and a touch of vanilla!
More Valentine’s Fun: