Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TWD-Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

Our host for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie is the lovely Clara of I Heart Food 4 Thought. I have only one thing to say to Clara this week: Thank you, sweetie! Clara even suggested that we decorate our Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween and I thought that was a great idea.

After reading the FAQ on the TWD site, I was afraid that the recipe might yield dry cupcakes though. So instead of using a whole egg and a yolk, I used two whole eggs. And baked the cupcakes a little less than what was specified. That seemed to do the trick as these cupcakes were anything but dry!

I made 24 minis and 9 regular sized cupcakes out of the recipe and although they didn't need the extra icing, I went ahead anyways and drizzled them in colorful, Halloween appropriate icing. Nothing more than a little icing sugar, butter and milk and a few drops of food coloring. Easy and fun!

The ganache that tops these little guys is really luscious and although Dorie suggests to serve these to adults as they can better appreciate the dark chocolate, my little ones loved these! Perhaps the yellow, orange and green drizzles had something to do with it?

You still have a little time before Halloween to whip up a batch of these delightful little guys so go on over to Clara's blog for the recipe. And for more creative decorating ideas, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll, you won't be disappointed!




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46 comments:

jess said...

love the whole set, and you have a great blog. im adding you to my rss!

chocolatechic said...

Oh...your mini's are adorable.


Great job!

rainbowbrown said...

They are beautiful! Who says kids don't like dark chocolate? Just sounds like you've got some of the smart kids who do.

Teanna said...

I love those drizzles! So fun and festive! And your cupcakes look great!

Marthe said...

The mini's are soooo cute! I absolutely loved these!

Isabelle said...

wow ! ils sont super beaux !! c'était cool d'avoir à faire des cupcakes en période d'Halloween :)

Julie said...

Ils sont vraiment beaux tes petits cupcakes! Je prends en note ton truc pour qu'ils sortent un petit peu moins secs la prochaine fois.
Bravo!

Christine said...

Your minis look adorable and I love your drizzles!

CB said...

You put "extra" icing on top of the ganache? Oh thats sinful! I love it! The minis look adorable. Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Susie Homemaker said...

oh, now these are just tooooo cute.

vibi said...

Super belles couleurs... les photos sont très énergisantes!

Peggy said...

Your mini's are so cute! And they all look so Halloweenie. I love Halloween. Be sure to leave me a comment today for the give away!

Manggy said...

Kids might not appreciate these? Pfft. That's so silly! I know that Manggy at any age wouldn't be able to keep his hands off these! They look soo moist and chocolatey-- two very good adjectives indeed!

Amy said...

Mmmm, these look great! Love the decor and the pictures! Really great job!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Ginny said...

yummy! want to send a few my way? :)

mangomissives said...

I love the colorful drizzles. I can see why they appealed to your kids. :)

Sarah said...

love the icing squiggles! great job!

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo, extra frosting. My favorite :) I don't know, I think these would be appropriate for any age!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

LOVE the way you decorated them!

kim said...

ooh i love your drizzles!! beautiful. glad they were a hit! :)

Melissa said...

love the halloween drizzles...i think i may do this on Thursday when i remake these bad boys!

Jess said...

Love the minis...and my little kid loves this ganache, too!

Sandie said...

I admit it. I like candy corn, and who could resist chocolate cupcakes decorated like my favorite Halloween treat! Too cute!

Rebecca said...

What a great idea! Gorgeous cupcakes. I've got to try your trick with the eggs.

TeaLady said...

Love the drizzles. So halloweeny. Oh, wait, that was idea, huh?? They dooooo look yummy!!!

Flourchild said...

Oh how I love your frosting decoration! You did a fine job and your cupcakes look so good! I had fun putting spider webs on my cc!

Carol Peterman said...

Beautiful results as always. The bright icing accents looks so good against the dark glaze.

Aimée said...

No child or adult could say no to these! They look delicious and I believe you when you say they are moist!

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

I love your psychedelic cupcakes!!

I love the paper, the colours and the drawings!... And I love chocolate!!
:)

Karen said...

Love the colorful drizzles on these! They look yummy!!

Tracey said...

I love the mini cupcakes and the fun decorations! Nice job!

Helene said...

Wow! This is a success. I like the white & orange décorations on top.

The Food Librarian said...

Super delicious and sooo cute! adorable and very halloween!

Grace said...

lovely decorating, lyb! however, i must say that i might've spoiled my appetite on all the candy corn scattered about--i would've devoured it first. what am i saying, there's always room for chocolate cupcakes! :)

ostwestwind said...

Very colourful decorated cupcakes.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Ingrid said...

Love the colorful drizzles! Great photos!
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

Oops meant to ask...does the butter that you put in the colored drizzle make it shinier? I've not added butter to mine before so I was curious. THX!
~ingrid

Judy said...

I love how you decorated these cupcakes. They look even more delicious, if that's possible!

Heather said...

ohhh, those look delicious!! such festive colors :)

HoneyB said...

Love, love, love your decorated cupcakes!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love the color in your cupcakes. They look gorgeous and very Halloween-y!

Erin said...

I love the way you decorated these! You are so creative!

Rico said...

all I can say is yum yum yum...and nice halloween colours hehe...just love them cakes.

http://ricocoffeeshop.blogspot.com

AmyRuth said...

Love your decs. Really colorful and simple. I like colorful. How fun is that?
AmyRuth

steph- whisk/spoon said...

how pretty! i love the icing decor (and candy corn, too)! :)

Ruth said...

Your cupcakes are stunning. They look lovely

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