Blackout cupcakes and a giveaway from Tate’s Bake shop in Southampton, NY!
Kathleen King’s blackout cupcakes from her new cookbook, Baking for Friends are a chocolate-lovers dream come true! Rich, dense chocolate cupcakes frosted with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cake crumbs. The chocolate pudding makes them truly unique.
Author Kathleen King is the creator and owner of the nationally acclaimed Tate’s Bake Shop in the Hamptons known for her delicious baked goods made with wholesome yet elegant ingredients. She started selling her cookies at a mere 11 years old and now her cookies are sold at over 5,000 retailers across the US and on her website TatesBakeShop.com.
King’s first cookbook, The Tate’s Bakeshop Cookbook is one of my favorites to bake from. Her peanut butter bread is absolutely divine and remains one of my most popular posts. Everything I bake out of the book is a hit and this second book promises more of the same.
With a wide array of recipes from cookies like chocolate-dipped orange shortbread to muffins like apple crumb to pies like sour cream lemon pudding to cakes like hazelnut with nutella cream to tea loaves like honeybell cake to scones like cinnamon swirl to cupcakes like white chocolate w/ raspberry filling and a “healthy lifestyle” chapter with gluten and sugar-free offerings there’s something for everyone.
If you’re anything like me you will have trouble choosing what to make first. Just close your eyes and pick a page! You can’t go wrong.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. (I say that a lot, don’t I?). You know I have to add my own little twist to everything I make so after chilling the pudding I beat confectioner’s sugar into it to make it more like a frosting. This is a quick fix if, for some reason your pudding doesn’t set up the way it should or you have trouble getting it to stay atop the cupcake.
The cupcakes improve with age. The night I made them they were good but the next day they were beyond delicious. Totally crave-worthy and completely unforgettable. I couldn’t keep my hands off them!
Chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner is not a bad thing, despite what anyone might say.
I’ve teamed up with Tate’s Bake Shop for a giveaway of one of their Holiday Cookie and Bar Towers (a $48 value)!
It includes three 7-oz boxes of cookies: one each of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and white chocolate chip macadamia nut. It also includes two raspberry bars, two chocolate chip walnut blondies(my personal favorites!), and two of the fudgiest brownies that will ever cross your lips!
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UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to the winner, Lisa @ Lucid Moon Studio.
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Giveaway ends Friday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 12 noon eastern time.
In full disclosure this is a sponsored post. I received compensation for my review and free products to giveaway. All opinions are purely my own.