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Day 232 – Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

20 Mar

Today is for the chocolate lovers out there.  The major, no-joke chocoholics.  No lightweight chocolate-eaters here.  These Death by Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Sally’s Baking Addiction) are the real deal.

Enjoy today’s tip video and then dig in to these cupcakes!

Alright, dig into these!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are light and airy and really crumbly. They have a soft, dark chocolate flavor. Not very sweet, but not bitter either.

Note: The minis taste a little dry, but the full-sized are not as dry. Still crumbly, but not dry.

Chocolate-Frosting

The frosting is thick, but smooth. Like a thick mousse. It’s very dark. Very strong cocoa flavor.

Death-by-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Death-by-Chocolate

The cupcake really balances the darkness of the frosting. It’s still very dark. Very rich. I really (really) want a big glass of milk! But, all together it’s still not very sweet. Which is interesting. A definite chocolate lovers cupcake!

Death-by-Chocolate-top     Mini-Death-by-Chocolate-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

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

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
  • 3/4 cup (95g) 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 (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk

Dark Chocolate Frosting:

  • 2 and 3/4 cup (330g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2/3 cup (80g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tablespoons (90g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 Tablespoons (95ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (60g) semi-sweet chocolate chips for decoration, optional

For directions visit Sally’s Baking Addiction.

*Tomorrow: Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream*

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