A couple of kind souls took pity on me and my husband and offered to babysit for us tonight. Nights out are usually few and far between for us without family nearby so we're pretty excited. I'm hoping that the cupcakes I made will convey my gratitude.
I saw Giada DeLaurentiis make this cake on her show ages ago and I've loved it from the first time I tried it. I decided to make cupcakes this time instead of a layer cake. Its simple since it just uses a store-bought mix, but the deliciousness lies in the mascarpone cheese frosting. Its topped with a chocolate-sugar topping. I omitted the hazlenut brittle in the frosting this time.
I hope they enjoy the snack ... and maybe I'll try just one.
I hope everyone out there enjoys their last weekend of summer!