Tuesday, July 8, 2008

our fourth

Even in Germany we were able to celebrate American Independence Day!

On the 4th we were able to have a barbeque with some other American friends, making the evening a very American event. We had hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans and pasta salads, and cupcakes and ice cream sundaes! Of course, the hamburgers were eaten with Italian ciabatta bread, the hot dogs were really German bratwursts and the cupcakes were make with dark German chocolate and much of our conversations were of various summer trips to Greece and France and Ireland and our enjoyment of German culture so the evening still had a very international flair! But, then, American culture is a melting pot itself!

I made the cupcakes and they were so yummy! Cakes and cupcakes are not at all German so I made them from scratch from this amazing recipe. They were easy and turned out very rich and chocolaty and super-moist...almost brownie-like. I took the recommendation of this amazing blogger and "frosted" them with whip cream and added fresh raspberries on top...they tasted sooo good with the rich chocolate! I must insist you try them out!

10 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What a nice dessert that was..They look wonderful..

Art By MAR said...

What a cool July 4th you had! Now I am hungry for a cupcake even though it is only 7:00 am here.

LazyTcrochet said...

If you insist...yes, I must try them. Sounds like a wonderful time!

Sufoot said...

You make your cupcaking sister proud, Heather!

Jamie Ferraioli said...

That cupcake looks too tasty! I love whipped cream..I don't know why I never thought to "frost" cupcakes with it.

Kerry said...

I have to try that recipe. I love baking!

I'm a new reader. I don't know how I came upon your blog, but I'm glad I did. I think I went through your entire blog to read about your travels. We lived in Germany for 2.5 years (March 04 - December 06) not too far from where you live. We were near Stuttgart and loved it there. I recognized some of the places you've written about and seeing your photos brought back such great memories. In one year we are moving back to Europe, Vienna to be precise and I can't wait.

heather said...

Kerry...Vienna will be wonderful, I'm sure! (still on my to-do list!) Thanks for stopping in on my blog!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll certainly try it!

Rachel said...

What a cute cupcake! I think I would like whipped cream better than regular frosting!

Sew Fab Martha said...

Beautifully simple cupcake! Love the raspberry topknob!

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