Day 285 – Chocolate White Chocolate Cupcakes

12 May

Every Monday should start with something sweet and sugary, right?  And, maybe, a little bad for you?  Always!  And chocolate is really the best way I can think of to do all of that in one sitting.  So, there was no way these Chocolate White Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Sally’s Baking Addiction) weren’t happening!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolat-eCupcake

The cupcakes are squishy and really crumbly. They have a nice, sweet chocolate taste. Not too dark though, almost like milk chocolate.

White-Chocolate-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy. It’s got a very sugary taste. With just that hint of white chocolate. It feels like a typical, store-type buttercream though.

Choc-White-Choc-Cupcake     Mini-Choc-White-Choc

Together it’s a sweet, chocolatey cupcake. The buttercream almost seems greasy when eaten with the crumbly cupcake. But it’s a smooth, sweet cupcake.

Choc-White-Choc-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

Mini Choc-White-Choc-top

RECIPE

Chocolate White Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces (60g) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
  • 3/4 cup (94g) 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

White Chocolate Frosting:

  • 6 ounces (170g) white chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups (240g) confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For directions visit Sally’s Baking Addiction.

*Tomorrow: Nectarine Cupcakes*

 

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