Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trifle alla Disaster

Have you ever made cupcakes and they come out looking like this?

Believe it or not, the Rookie Cookie makes kitchen mistakes. I am not one of those food bloggers who jumps on the blog pony saying I am going to post my kitchen triumphs and mistakes. I don't post mistakes. I am too insecure to do that. So why am I posting this mistake? Because I reworked the cupcakes into something delightful. Observe:

Why did my lovely chocolate espresso cupcakes die? Because I over-filled the tins. When you get a little crazy and try and use all your batter, the tins over-flow and the middle sinks. What a huge disappointment.

Instead of tossing them, I made a trifle. I scraped the cupcakes out of the tins and crumbled them up. Then I made some raspberry whipped cream. It was nothing more than heavy cream, powdered sugar and raspberry jam. As I was whipping the cream, I added the sugar and then added heaping spoonfuls of jam until I got the taste I wanted. I layered the whipped cream on top of the cupcakes and then added a little chocolate sauce and then repeated.

Was it good? Fantastically good. Chocolate pudding would have made it even better.


Maria said...

Glad you put them to good use! I am sure they were even better as a trifle!

Joie de vivre said...

How creative! Tragedy into triumph!

Emily said...

Trifle is a splendid idea.

What if you put a scoop of ice cream on top? That'd be delicious!

Ingrid said...

I've had a mishap with my cupcakes but they were really blondies that refused to come out of the muffin pan. They too became a trifle. Don'tcha just love how a plan comes together?! Okay so it wasn't so much a plan but a salvage job albeit a tasty one!

Btw, that raspberry whipped cream sounds divine. My mom loves all things raspberry but that would taste great as a filling or by the spoonfuls