Day 41 – Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

10 Sep

My parents are here for one more day.  And there are few things my dad like more than chocolate…if anything…I’ll have to work on that.  So, this one is for all the fellow chocoholics out there.  Death by Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Sally’s Baking Addiction).

Chocolate-Cupcake     mini-chocolate-Cupcake

This cake is dense.  Like, stick to your mouth dense.  The full is dense, but doesn’t stick quite as much.  They are both dark and rich.  And, bonus, you don’t need a mixer to make the batter!

Frosting

The frosting is extremely thick.  I needed to add more cream to get it to a pipeable consistency.  It too is dark and rich.

Death by Chocolate Cupcake     Mini Death by Chocolate Cupcake

The balance is nice.  This is a legit Death by Chocolate cupcake.  The chocolates balance nicely, but it packs a punch!

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 4

– Frosting Taste: 4

– Overall Taste: 4

– Appearance: 4

– Ease of Making: 4.5

– TOTAL: 20.5

RECIPE

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature*
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk*
Dark Chocolate Frosting
  • 2 and 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips for decoration, optional
For directions visit Sally’s Baking Addiction.

*Tomorrow: Patriotic Cocoa Cupcakes*

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