Day 292 – Double Chocolate Cupcakes

19 May

So, since yesterday was a “back to basics” kinda day, I decided today should just be a twist on that.  Chocolate is simple, right?  Basic enough?  Maybe not…Double Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense. They aren’t dry enough to crumbly, but they aren’t moist either. They have a nice chocolate flavor. Not too dark, not too sweet.

Chocolate-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and easy to pipe, but do it quickly cause once the melted chocolate hardens up, it’s really thick! Almost like a ganache frosting. It has a much darker chocolate taste than the cupcake does. Like a creamy, slightly-fluffy dark chocolate.

Double-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Double-Chocolate

The frosting is definitely the standout part of this cupcake. I actually want more of the cupcake and less of the frosting. So, my advice: frost lightly.

Double-Chocolate-top

Scoring Sheet:

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

Mini-Double-Chocolate-top

RECIPE

Double Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain)

Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

Frosting:

  • 14 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 9 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 9 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

For directions visit Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain.

*Tomorrow: Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 292 – Double Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. agentjustyna May 20, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    I usually can’t get frosting right. I love the idea of using cream cheese though, I remember I tried it once and it turned out pretty awesome. I’ll be trying out this recipe for sure 🙂

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