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Day 201 – Devils Food Cupcakes

17 Feb

Okay.  So, yes, today is President’s Day.  But, it is NOT actually George Washington’s birthday, like your calendar might have told you.  His actual birthday is this Saturday (aka February 22nd).  So, check back that day for a cupcake in his honor.  Instead, today, I give you a little indulgence and a little chocolate.  Devil’s Food Cupcakes (recipe below from Food Network).  And…a little tune!

Thanks to Paul for sharing that amazing song!  And now, onto the cupcakes!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are beautiful. Both the full-sized and the minis bake up exactly like you want a cupcake to bake. They are crumbly and quite dry though. They have a really nice chocolate flavor, but it’s hard to get past the dryness.

Chocolate-ganache

I think I probably added a touch too much milk, so my frosting is between a frosting and a glaze, but it tastes like it’s supposed to. It has a strong chocolate flavor. A little sweet and very rich.

Devil's-Food-Cupcake     Mini-Devil's-Food

Because the frosting is so moist, the cupcakes don’t seem quite as dry as they did by themselves. But, it is still an extremely dry cupcake! The chocolatey flavor is really nice. Very rich and the 2 chocolates complement each other really well.

Devil's-Food-top     Mini-Devil's-Food-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4 (even with 3 parts)
  • TOTAL: 18

RECIPE

Devil’s Food Cupcakes (recipe from Food Network)

Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup whole-grain pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp nonfat milk
  • 1 1/2 oz dark chocolate

For the squiggle:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar

For directions visit Food Network.

*Tomorrow: Fruity Pebble Cupcakes*

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