Archive for the ‘baking’ Category

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

August 12, 2007

Devil’s Food CupcakeI used a Devil’s Food recipe from the blog of David Lebovitz to make cupcakes and they were outstanding. I baked them for approximately 20 minutes and it made 22 cupcakes (plus 1 unbaked bit of batter-y goodness). I used Scharffen Berger cocoa powder for the cake and a mix of Scharffen Berger and Ghiradelli chocolate for the frosting. I think these are my new favorite cupcakes. I only have two left, I think might change to only one left in a moment.

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Falling Apart Cupcakes

July 19, 2007

For the 4th of July, I made Devil’s Food Cupcakes from the More from Magnolia Cookbook. The vanilla cupcakes and buttercream frosting I previously made came from this book, so I thought this should be fine. This was one of the worst recipes I have ever made. The cupcakes completely fell apart and had no consistency. Plus the taste was off, it just wasn’t the chocolate devil’s food I wanted. To accompany this, I made the suggested caramel frosting. The authors warned it would be gritty at first due to the brown sugar. It was definitely gritty and it didn’t seem to get any less gritty upon sitting as was suggested. The flavors tasted okay together, but the whole thing was just off.  And they didn’t look very pretty so I didn’t take a picture.   I had previously tried the chocolate cupcakes and chocolate frosting (not blogged about) and they were just mediocre.   I  am beginning to think that best recipe from the book I found online for free and that all the other ones are going to be sub-par.

Chocolate Cupcakes

June 22, 2007

For Memorial Day, I made some chocolate cupcakes. I used the Magnolia Bakery cookbook.