There are few things in this world that get my heart pounding and my mouth watering. One is a sexy and delicious romance (whether I read it, watch it, or experience it with my own Knight-in-not-so-shiny-armor, it's just as exciting!). The other is a decadent dessert that makes me forget, for just a little while, all the craziness that comes with being an erotic romance author on deadline as well as a mom, cook, housemouse, wife, lover, etc.
Today I'm going to introduce you to An Icing To Die For...White Chocolate Mousse. It's the perfect companion to The Better Than Sex Cupcake recipe found at the end of my Red Velvet Christmas story: Hidden Confection.
Take a look at the results of this recipe. What do you think? Delicious, no?
My husband and I worked for weeks to find the perfect blend of dark chocolate and red velvet to make a moist and delicious cupcake. The icing itself was a family favorite. Together...dynamite.
Without further ado, I present The Better Than Sex Red Velvet Cupcake Icing to Die For:
(recipe is modified from SuperChef's, my husband's, site, cbsop.com. Posted here with permission. All right's reserved)
ICING TO DIE FOR
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
Heat cream in a 1 small saucepan until just boiling (also known as scalding the cream)
Place white chocolate into a heat proof bowl and pour hot cream over chocolate. Allow to sit for approximately 3 minutes, then stir until smooth.
Stir in vanilla and refrigerate until extremely cold (approximately 1 1/2 hours), stirring occasionally. Mixture will be thin.
In a large bowl, beat cold chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on medium speed for about a minute or until chocolate begins to thicken. Switch to high speed and mix until stiff peaks form (Note: if it won’t go to stiff peaks, it’s not cold enough, so place it back in the fridge for a half hour and then continue beating).
Pipe as needed onto cooled cupcakes. Important note here...if the cupcake is anything but room temperature or cooler, the mousse won't hold up well.
If you'd like to see the delicious recipe for Mia Devyne's Better Than Sex Cupcakes, pick up Hidden Confection from Changeling Press December 5th or your favorite e-store as they're uploaded.
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One Christmas Eve, Mia Devyne of Devyne Pastries went underground and closed up shop for good under scandalous rumors of bewitching red velvet holiday cakes designed to skyrocket your sex drive. Her disappearance sparked a worldwide search for her sensual seductions cookbook.
Four years later, a rival pastry chef has arrived on the scene with his own version of the cakes, and Mia can't stay away. For a Christmas present to herself, she wants to try just one bite of the Better Than Sex cupcake, and then she'll disappear back into the shadows. If she gets to kiss Liam again, well, that's just an added bonus.
Liam Merriman has one goal... draw the sexy Mia out of hiding and back to the spotlight where she belongs. He knows why she disappeared all those years ago, and he plans on picking up where they left off. Naked. In his bed.