Day 275 – Sinfully Sweet Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

2 May

Some combinations are just too good to resist.  Raspberry and lemon.  Vanilla and almond.  Chocolate and strawberry.  Hence, these Sinfully Sweet Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting (recipe below from the Stir).  Classic.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy. They have a dark chocolate taste. Dark and a little sweet.

Strawberry-Frosting

The frosting is definitely the “Sinfully Sweet” part of this cupcake. It’s creamy and fluffy. Sweet and a little tart.

Chocolate-Strawberry-cupcak     Mini-Choc-Strawberry

Together this cupcake is sweet, dark and a little tart. It tastes a little like a dark chocolate-covered strawberry.

Chocolate-Strawberry-half1

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5

Chocolate-Strawberry-half2

RECIPE

Sinfully Sweet Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting (recipe from the Stir)

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups water, room temperature

Strawberry Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • A few drops red food coloring (optional)

For directions visit the Stir.

*Tomorrow: Mint Julep Cupcakes*

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