Monday, 27 October 2008

TWD: Chocolate-chocolate cupcake


Cupcakes have been one of the hottest things around for quite a few years. What with Magnolia bakery, Sprinkles, Buttercup bake shop, etc., one can hardly turn a corner without seeing cupcakes in a bakery window. Even here in London, there are quite a few bakeries specializing in these American-style cupcakes. 

Its not hard to understand the love affair with all things cupcake. First, they offer great potential for decorating and dressing up. Second, they're bite-sized and feel a lot less indulgent than a whole cake (that is if you can stop at one). Third, they are great for sharing. What's not to love? 

I have my own favorite recipe for cupcakes but I just had to try Dorie's version. I was slightly skeptical about the amount of ganache called for in the recipe because it just seemed so little. I'm used to cupcakes where the frosting is as high as the cake itself! Still, I went ahead with the recipe as described in the book. I decorated most of them with sprinkles of cocoa nibs and the rest with sugar butterflies that I made a little while back.

The verdict? The cupcakes were good but I'm still sticking to my favourite recipe. You see, if I'm only going to eat one cupcake, I want to eat one that has frosting piled sky high!

For recipe, click here.

14 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I agree - the frosting is the best part! The cake part was quite tasty too though.

HoneyB said...

You never know unless you try...and you tried! I loved the cupcakes myself as did Grumpy!

Amanda said...

Lovely!! Yours turned out very nice :) I loved mine, thought the flavor was awesome! I've added you to my blogroll so I don't miss any posts.

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful decorations.

Teanna said...

I am going to have to agree! These were good, but nowhere near my favorite! Yours look great!

kim said...

i like tons of frosting too! although that is the fattiest part, hehe;) glad you liked the cake part!

Flourchild said...

Great cupcakes! I enjoy your blog too.

Elga said...

Beautiful recipe! Very very yummy:) Elga

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Yep--cupcakes need tons of frosting. I ended up not making the glaze for that very reason.

Yours look delish!

Peggy said...

It wasn't a lot of ganache was it? I wanted more to pile on top. Of course I also should have put more batter in my muffin cups had I known they were not going to rise that tall. Yours look terrific!

giz said...

Love the butterfly - so cute

Prudence said...

They look divine, girl.... I am used to my recipe too.

Barbara said...

They look delicious! I thought the butterfly was an angel. It's lovely either way!

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