My in-laws usually request that I bring dessert for my meal contribution and this year we were to celebrate my MIL's birthday so, as usual, unknowingly why, I try out a new recipe. My MIL loves chocolate so I chose to make a Dark Cocoa Buttermilk 3 layer cake with Cocoa and Mascarpone Icing. I also made a coconut cream pie cause it's a favorite of everyone (below) and
I made a Truffle pie to take to my brother's house for a get together later in the day (below). Oh yeah, I have been dieting the past couple of months, so I didn't have a piece of either and only a very small piece of the cake. Still have much to lose but am down around 15 lbs now.
Since three of the desserts were to be whisked away, I urged VolleyGirl to try her hand at a new recipe I found of Chocolate Dipped Macaroons since the guys here love coconut. Let's just say VG has yet to embrace the enjoyment of baking.........but I didn't either at her age so big deal. These were outstanding....okay, I did indulge these and this will be included in holiday baking in the future.