October 28, 2008

Too much chocolate? Nah.


This week for Tuesdays with Dorie, Clara of I I Heart Food4Thought chose Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes on pages 215-217. At first, when thinking about making these, I intended to bring them to work. That never happened. Nope. Actually, Grumpy ate 4 of them! For the recipe for these yummy cupcakes, visit Clara's blog!

My MIL had one, my friend Amanda and her hubby and myself, I sent one home with Kristina, packed one in Grumpy's lunch box and saved the last two to take to my dad's house to give him and my mom as my "birthday cake" gift! So, the students were out of luck this week. They were just that good!Prior to making these I did some reading to see how others were faring with their cupcakes. Many people were mentioning how dry they were. This of course, made me a little concerned. So, I took great care in stirring and spooning the flour into my measuring cups so as to not make the cake too heavy or dry (it was mentioned maybe the flour was the cause of the dryness) and was rewarded with a nice moist chocolatey cupcake! I love the ganache recipe and will keep this one as a topping for cupcakes again in my future! Grumpy told me this morning that I could make them again and put a cream filling in them. I didn't admit to him that Dorie's "playing around" suggested that. lol I let him think he was being "contributing" to my baking.

To see what other Tuesday with Dorie bakers did with their cupcakes, check out our blogroll!

56 comments:

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your cupcakes look lovely! I love the pretty sprinkles!

noble pig said...

I'm sure I would eat six!

Hey do you know there is a car wash in Oregon called Grumpy's Car Wash in huge letter's. I have to take a picture for you.

Marthe said...

Your cupcakes look great! I'm glad Grumpy liked them so much!!

Cristine said...

Your cupcakes look beautiful! Glad they turned out moist and delicious!

Isa said...

Wow, those look insanely moist! And very pretty too :)

Meg said...

These look so amazing. Very chocolatey and moist. YUM!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love chocolate cake - especially when it's moist!

Andrea said...

Your cupcakes look wonderful! I'm so glad that you didn't have any dry problems like I've been reading about. Thanks for the nice review on the ganache glaze, I will have to try it at some point :) Perfect photos, I love the sugar sprinkles as well, yum!

Natashya said...

Yours look very moist - glad they were such a hit!

Rigby said...

Your cupcakes look fab! I love the sprinkles on top!

CookiePie said...

Beautiful cupcakes! They look so luscious - and I love the colorful sprinkles.

THANK YOU so much for the award - I'm really touched!!!

Megan said...

It appears as though you were rewarded with perfect cupcakes - and they do look super tasty. I'll bet the cream filling would be a great addition.

Lady Baker said...

oh...I have cupcake envy!! Yours look lovely!!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks absolutely great - this really looks tempting! Great job!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

The Food Librarian said...

Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum. I could eat 4 too!

CB said...

Thats so funny about your husband contributing. Great minds think alike (although I guess Dorie is greater b/c she though of it first? HAHA) Sometimes my hubs will make suggestions and I think its very cute too. Love the iridescent sprinkles! Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jessie said...

These look great! The "4-cupcake Grumpy test is a sure sign that they were as amazing as they look :D

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Stephanie said...

Those do look beautifully moist and chocolaty! I think Grumpy (and Dorie) are absolutely right, that would be fantastic with a cream filling. :-)

Cathy said...

Oh my word -- I can actually SEE the moistness in your half cupcake picture! I'm so glad that Grumpy enjoyed them - there is nothing better than your family enjoying something you've made.

Mary Ann said...

Your cupcakes look yummy! Funny that we have the same sprinkles. Glad they turned out moist for you.

Mary Ann said...

I am so glad that you liked these and that they weren't dry. I was surprised so many people experienced that problem. Funny that we used the same sprinkles! Your cupcakes turned out looking fab!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Yum! Your cupcakes look so moist and delicious!

n.o.e said...

Well, will you look at that lovely crumb? That's great that the cupcakes made such a big splash with everyone (and you managed to spread them around to lots of folks even with Grumpy getting nearly half!)
Nancy

Di said...

Wow, I think these disappeared even faster at your house than they did at mine! =) They look great.

Peggy said...

These look very moist. They are very pretty! I'm definitely going to make these again. :)

Mara said...

Moistness personified!! I underbaked for like 2 min and they came out perfectly...chocolate is so finicky like that IMO! Love yours...never too much choco.

Amy said...

These look great!! Love the colored sugar on top! I agree - the glaze was amazing...I'm definitely holding onto that recipe for many future uses!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

creative one said...

The cupcake was delicious.

Pam said...

Yummy. My daughter, the chocoholic, would absolutely love these. I may make these for her birthday in December.

Flourchild said...

I love your cc..It looks like grumpy liked them too...wow 4!! I love your last picture..it looks moist and tasty! Im glad you appreciated the sprinkle story..I was so proud I actually decorated something!

Ingrid said...

Hi,
I like your Grumpy! He sounds like quite the character!

That last photo has me going over to the "dark" as I've always been a vanilla girl. LOL! I can certainly see why you had none left to share.
~ingrid

Nikki57 said...

Yours look super moist. Yum

Patsyk said...

They look like a perfect birthday cupcake!

chocolatechic said...

Oh...they look wonderful

Sharon said...

Yours do look quite nice and moist! I love the ganache & sprinkles!

nicole said...

Ohhh this recipe is right up my alley. Chocolate on top of chocolate. YUM!

Debbie said...

Sweet, sweet! I love your blog...someone said that you were a great cook, and I have to agree.
Everything looks great.
and by the way...did you make the pie on your title? Because if you did, I will never show a pie I make! My crusts aren't that pretty.

Jess said...

Your cupcakes look great...I think spooning the flour makes a difference! Glad everyone enjoyed them.

MacDuff said...

I love the sprinkles...such a cute touch!

Melissa said...

Glad your cupcakes turned out so moist and flavorful. They look fantastic!

kim said...

they look amazing! glad they were such a hit! :)

Engineer Baker said...

Yours look wonderfully moist - nice. They sound like a winner!

Anne said...

Wow- those look moist and just perfect!

SUGAR BETTY said...

Another yummy treasure. You never cease to amaze me, Honey B. Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween!

Steph said...

Your cupcakes look amazingly moist! They are also nicely decorated.. I really like the sprinkles.

Prudy said...

Oh hooray! I've been to your blog three times and this si the first time I could post a comment. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I'm not even able to get a comment box. I'll keep trying, and it's exactly for reasons like these cupcakes. They look so yummy!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

The cupcakes look beautiful. A fantastic close up showing the crumb too.

Kristen said...

Oh they look really moist and delicious! You did great!

Vera said...

What a delish! The texture is absolutely perfect!

Judy@Judy's Gross Eats said...

Your cupcakes really do look delicious. I didn't have any issues with mine either. I loved the ganache icing especially.

Leslie said...

Your cuppies look amazing! I am glad to see they turned out nice and moist for you.

karen said...

they look great. haha, i let mine "contribute" sometimes too. i think it's cute.

Heather B said...

Your cupcakes look so yummy and moist! Great job!

Prudence said...

Your cucakes look yummy, Honey! I was really happy with my cuppies!! They were moist and fluffy.

Thanks for always stopping by and leaving the nicest comments! You are a true gem!!

LyB said...

I'm with you, there can never be too much chocolate! :)

Dove Chocolatier said...

I Loved It and Your Right ,There Can Never Be enough Chocolate.....

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