Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Clara of IHeartFood4Thought chose this week's recipe - chocolate chocolate cupcakes. Go to her blog to get the complete recipe. And if you haven't heard, this Friday is the last day the TWD group is accepting new members. So join now or you'll miss your chance!
This week we're baking chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing. They're fantastic! I had high hopes for decorating these for Halloween.... uh, it didn't happen. But, my sister had her baby over the weekend! She had a precious little boy she named Cole. 7 pounds, 11 oz., and 20 inches of pure sweetness and joy. Life sure is good! So as you can imagine, I was a tad bit preoccupied and short on time. So in an effort to just get these made, my creativity took a backseat and I stuck with the recipe. I usually like to fiddle around a bit, but I'm rather glad I didn't. They're perfect just the way Dorie created them. The woman knows how to make a cupcake.
Some people complained of having dry cupcakes or ended up filling their muffin tins with too much batter. I didn't have those problems. Mine came out just perfect. Boringly perfect! But I think that's a good thing.
The batter was so amazing. I'm not usually a big batter eater, but I took a taste and then couldn't stop. And then once the cupcakes were done, I devoured one as soon as I iced it. My willpower is usually better than that, but I just couldn't help myself. Oh my, these are yummy!