Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes


















Recently a friend at work brought me a huge chocolate cupcake that his wife had made.  It was so delicious and it made me realise that I've never made chocolate cupcakes.  Since then, that fact has kept nagging at me so today I made some!  I searched online for ages to find the perfect recipe and I found one over at Joy of Baking. Stephanie's description of the cupcakes and the icing really caught my eye!

I'm really happy with the way they turned out although I never seem to be able to bake BIG cupcakes.  Even when I almost fill the entire patty pan up, they always end up minute or spilling over the edge.  The icing is the magic with these cupcakes.  It is so buttery and soft and whippy.  Jared was well pleased to see them sitting on the rack when he got home from golf and pretty much swallowed one whole.  I couldn't quite make out what he was saying as he had his gob filled with chocolate but I think it was positive!  The best way I can describe them is that they actually taste like a block of chocolate.  They dont taste like cake that has been flavoured with chocolate - they taste like proper chocolate - and right now my whole house smells like chocolate.  So I'll be taking them all to work tomorrow to get rid of these little balls of chocolatey calories!