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Portal Cake! (yes, the video game)

16 Dec

As it turns out, the cake is not a lie, and the cake is delicious.

For those who’re out of the loop, Portal is a science fiction computer game from Valve Corporation in which the player (there’s only one) is promised cake upon solving puzzles. Along the way, the character encounters messages graffitied on the walls like, “The cake is a lie.” Finally at the end of the game, just before the credits, you reach the cake. This cake:

Alas, a robotic hand extinguishes the candle and leaves you in darkness before you can eat it!

Well, my fiancé and I both love the game, and for his birthday this month I couldn’t help but make the cake.

vanilla cake, chocolate filling, and chocolate frosting - covered with Oreo crumbles

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Looks a bit sloppy on the inside, but it was so delicious!

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Cool.

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Happy birthday, Nate!

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Creamy-frosted Simple Cake

10 Dec

I’ll be out of town for my housemate’s college graduation this weekend, so I’m leaving this cake for her and her visitors :) It’s a simple two-layer French vanilla cake with chocolate filling, frosted with a creamy chocolate frosting – the most delicious chocolate frosting.

I swirled the frosting with a teaspoon – I love the rich look of swirls. I’d show you a picture of the inside, but I’m going to miss the cutting! Have a great weekend :)

Yum.

Peanut Butter-Fudge Brownies

8 Dec
The other night I got a random yearning to bake something rich and chocolatey, and, most importantly, I wanted to eat it. Unfortunately my cupboards were about as desolate as my sweet tooth. I had the basics, but not a lot of time. So there I went: the recipe from the side of a cake mix box.

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Cookie Dough Cupcakes (oh, and I’m getting married)

2 Sep uh... yum

The day after my last post (which was entirely too long ago), my wonderful man asked me to marry him. The day after that, I made these cupcakes. Then I hit the ground running with school and rehearsals, and needless to say I’ve been too occupied to post.

To make up for my absence, here are some mini cupcakes with blobs of raw cookie dough in them. :)

uh... yum

I’ve always wanted to try it…

Just bake the cupcakes till they’re done, and don’t worry about the cookie dough. (Mini cupcakes usually take about half the bake time as regular ones.)

I put a small glob of chocolate icing on top of the cookie part, and then dolloped each one with cool whip.

Then the best part – I kept them refrigerated. They were okay at room temperature, but they were great cold.

If I did them again, I would definitely use more cookie dough in each cupcake – and maybe less cake batter.

Are angels singing?

Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

7 Jul

Talk about a summer treat – these are sweet in the summer-y-est way possible! They’re scrumptious lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting. Continue reading