Day 171 – Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

18 Jan

Ok.  So.  We’ve done one Texas Sheet Cake already.  But, those were white.  These are chocolate.  Oh yeah!!  Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes (recipe below from Key Ingredient).  Will they hold up to the white ones?  I mean, they were pretty good.  Let’s check it out!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-cake

The cupcakes are dense and sticky, but with a slight crunch on the top.  They taste very much like a chocolate Texas sheet cake. A little gooey. Sweet chocolate flavor.

Note: They really stick to the paper lining, so give ’em a good spray as well.

Chocolate-Frosting

The frosting is a thick glaze. It sets rather quickly, so be prepared to spoon it on as soon as you make it!  It has a sweet chocolate flavor. Not too rich though, and very smooth.

Texas-Sheet-Cake     Mini-Texas-Sheet

This tastes a lot like the wet chocolate cake my aunt used to make me for my birthday every year. It’s not an overly stated cupcake. Simple. Sweet. Chocolatey. Down home goodness at it’s best.

Note: This is a great cupcake for throwing them together in a pinch. It’s gonna be a classic hit for any chocolate enthusiast!

Texas-Sheet-top     Mini-Texas-Sheet-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes (recipe from Key Ingredient)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting:

  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For directions visit Key Ingredient.

*Tomorrow: Hummingbird Cupcakes*

6 Responses to “Day 171 – Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 January 18, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    These look great! I love Texas Sheet Cake!

  2. lauriepieper January 18, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    This is MY kink of cupcake – not too much frosting and delicious!! MmmMmmmm!

  3. lauriepieper January 18, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Meant MY KIND of cupcake . . .

  4. adventuresinlowvision January 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    There is no such thing as too much Texas Sheet Cake. Yum!

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