Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lovely Cakes: Chocolate Cupcakes

Today is the second to the last tailgate for the UH football season. This week, my J and I are responsible for bringing a dessert. I haven't baked in a very long time, partially because I've been lazy and partially because everytime I bake for no reason, we end up eating the goods which is not a good thing!
I've been searching for a good chocolate cupcake recipe for a while now and I think I've come across the perfect recipe! I came across Cake on the Brain, a blog by a Canadian who loves food and baking. She posted a recipe from Cooks Illustrated for Dark Chocolate Cupcakes and topped them off with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream Meringue Frosting by Martha Stewart. The cupcake recipe is a keeper...they are not super moist, but not dry and very tasty. I'm on the fence about the frosting though, because the buttercream is not very sweet and very buttery. I may try a different frosting the next time I make these cupcakes.
J said it reminds him of a Hostess Cupcake.


  1. Mmmm those look delicious! I love tailgates, I don't think I'll ever outgrow college football.

  2. yum! i do love hostess cupcakes...

  3. these cupcakes look fantastic! i love buttercream frosting, yum!

  4. Wow those cupcakes look professional!

    Vanilla Swiss Buttercream Meringue Frosting sounds really fancy and interesting!

    Now you're making me want to bake something!