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Name the Dessert

THIRD UPDATE: We have a winner! Thanks to everyone for playing! You guys had some great guesses!

SECOND UPDATE: We still do not have a winner. Now, I’m going to give you a huge hint and the first person to correctly guess the dessert will win. Once someone gets it correct, I will close the comments and post about the cupcake. Ready??

Here we go: The dessert recipe is found somewhere on Marisa’s blog, The Creative Pot. (Sorry Marisa, you are not eligible to win.)

UPDATE: I still have not received a correct guess. Here’s a hint: The cupcake contains a small amount of jam. If I don’t receive a correct answer by the noon deadline, I’ll give a second hint. Be sure to check back!

My next cupcake is a based on a dessert which is traditionally served with wine made from the same grapes as the bottle of wine in the photo above.

Name that dessert.

All correct guesses by noon central time tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 19) will be entered to win an OXO prize pack which includes a medium silicone spatula, 11” whisk, and a silicone pastry brush. I personally own the whisk and the pastry brush as well as a slew of other OXO products (my favorite is the jar opener) and can attest to their quality.

Note: If you are a friend of mine and have tasted the cupcakes or simply heard me talking about them, you are ineligible. Sorry.

Second Note: If you want to enter to win an even bigger prize, check out the Challenge Butter Taste of the West Sweepstakes. The connection between OXO and Challenge Butter is what got me these prizes to give to you. More about that later. And, no, this isn’t a hint.

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One Response to Name the Dessert

  1. Megan November 18, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    I think you’ll be making Madeira Buns…

  2. Allie November 18, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    I’m thinking the answer is zabaglione…Yum.

  3. Renee November 18, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    I’m going with pannetone. Fingers crossed!

  4. Linebinevaskemaskine November 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    plums in madeira? :)

  5. Mel November 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    I’m sure this is wrong but chocolate mousse cupcakes? Maybe thats just wishful thinking.

  6. Kristi November 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    Possibly a poached pear dessert (paired with Port)???

  7. Sespi November 18, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    Creme Brulee? That’s probably just wishful thinking too… :)

  8. hood November 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    Pecan Pie!

  9. H.M. November 18, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    I’m going to have to go with the Chocolate Mousse also!

  10. Alejandra November 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    This is probably too obvious to be right, but is it based on Madeira cake?

  11. KBO November 18, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Madeira honey cake?

  12. Tangled Noodle November 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    A Madeira cake? Depending on who you ask, it’s either a sponge cake or a pound cake. I’ll take either one! 😎

  13. Megan November 18, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    Madeira Honey Cake?

  14. Stef November 18, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    FYI – No one has guessed correctly yet. You are welcome to guess again if you’d like.

  15. Danielle Johnson November 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    Bitter Chocolate

  16. Eric November 18, 2009 at 6:44 pm #


  17. Newlywed Chef-ette November 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    I’m going with Madeira Buns. Can’t wait to find out!

  18. Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home November 18, 2009 at 8:28 pm #


    Biscotti cupcakes would be excellent.

  19. C November 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    I’ve only made cake with… yummy, yummy cake!

  20. Mara Bakes November 18, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    My first guess is Linzer torte?

  21. Cathryn November 19, 2009 at 4:57 am #

    Tiramisu would go well with that wine, but I’m not sure what it’s traditionally served with…

  22. hood November 19, 2009 at 5:44 am #

    something with rum!

  23. Riko November 19, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    I think you’ll be making a fruitcake cupcake.

  24. Nicki November 19, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    Tiramisù usually goes well with dessert wines.

  25. November 19, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    Is it Almond slice or bakewell slice as call it in the Uk?

  26. November 19, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    Trifle? Although how in the blazes you could make a trifle cupcake remains to be seen.

  27. November 19, 2009 at 7:24 am #

    Rice pudding?

  28. kimberly salem November 19, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    fig tart with port?

  29. Tangled Noodle November 19, 2009 at 7:29 am #

    Okay, how about English trifle? My other guess is Lamingtons . . . after that, I’m stumped!

  30. Darryl November 19, 2009 at 7:32 am #

    A type of Christmas Pudding (cake).

  31. GiGi November 19, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    Sacher Torte Cupckaes perhaps????

  32. Nevis November 19, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    Madeira Honey Cake?

  33. GiGi November 19, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    Ooops…I meant cupcakes…Sacher Torte Cupcakes!

  34. gigi November 19, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    I don’t know how many times we can guess, but maybe an almond cake like sopa durada? I have had it at portugese restaurants before.

  35. Bryna November 19, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    CrepeCakes Gateau? A la Julia Child?

  36. Ammy Lea November 19, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Well apparently it’s not Madeira Honey Cake, but are you looking for the “real name” of that? Bolo de mel? Or maybe Teacake, or Pound Cake

  37. GiGi November 19, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    strawberry fool….the dessert, you know…

  38. GiGi November 19, 2009 at 12:36 pm #



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