Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes

*notes - I'm posting late today sorry! I had some dental work done early this morning and I'm just now feeling coherent enough to post*

Who doesn't like cupcakes? Especially when they're so versatile. This week's recipe was chosen by Clara of IHeartFood4Thought. We went to a pumpkin carving party this past Saturday and I thought it was the perfect place to share these cupcakes.
The ingredients were pretty basic, with the exception of buttermilk and since they were chocolate-chocolate they had melted bittersweet chocolate in them as well as cocoa powder. I did end up having a lot of dirty dishes after making these but they were worth it. I loved the ganache glaze too much better than plain buttercream frosting. Dorie give you several suggestions for filling the cupcakes and I decided to try some marshmallow creme. It was pretty sticky getting it into the pasty bag but once I did it was easy to puncture the cupcakes and fill the centers. I did take Clara's suggestion and decorated mine with a Halloween theme. I used sprinkles and colored sugars as well as some candy eyes I bought last year and used for making some of the creepy crawly treats from NotMartha's website. I got compliments on them so I guess they were a hit. Doug and I both enjoyed them too, they were a tad bit dry but there was a discussion on the TWD board about this explaining that cakes made with butter instead od oil tend to be drier. Still it's a recipe I'd make again. I'd love to try filling them with an coffee pastry cream or raspberry preserves.

Oh and P.S. I invested in one of those cupcake carriers (I bought a pink one at Target) and it was a great investment!

11 comments:

kim said...

great job, the decorations are so cute! i love the googly eyes :)

Engineer Baker said...

Eek! Googly eyes! Love 'em :)

The Food Librarian said...

Love the eyes!!! These look very good.

Hope your teeth feel better!

Rebecca said...

Cuuuuuute! And, yay, Target! I needz me one of those carriers.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Love those eyes! I'll have to look for one of those cupcake carriers at Target.

Prudy said...

I love the googly eyes. They turned out darling. I'd love to try that marshmallow creme too.

Anne said...

I've been itching to get a cupcake carrier too! Your cupcakes look great and I bet they would taste amazing with raspberry... yum!

Leslie said...

The eyes are too cute! Cupcake carrier?? Sorry gotta go to Target NOW. Oops, maybe I should wait till they're open...

Teanna said...

I SO need to get a cupcake carrier! That is a purchase I can get behind! Those look SO cute!

Barbara said...

Love all your different sprinkles on top, especially the eyes!

pinkstripes said...

Your cupcakes look yummy! I love those little eyeball decorations. I have one of those cupcake carriers too. They're great!