March 8, 2011

Martha's Chocolate Devil's Food Cupcakes

Last weekend I was in the mood to bake.  I didn't want to bake more cookies though... I've had this cookbook staring at me for much too long and it was time to crack it open and dive in and try something.  The perfect opportunity presented itself in the form of a double playdate at our house, which means I am home for more time than normal on a weeked.  This translates to time to bake something fun!

What cookbook could I possibly be referring to?  Well, Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treats, of course!  I've got a bunch of pages marked, because everything looks and sounds sooooo good in this cookbook!  I've found from past experience, that recipes in Martha's cookbooks are reliable and easy to follow.

So, with interruptions galore while I was making the Chocolate Devil's Food Cupcakes I still managed to put it all together and get them into the oven within a reasonable amount of time. There were a good number of dirty bowls and cooking utensils by the time I was done... but, it was soooo worth it! These cupcakes were moist and had a nice dense crumb.  Full of chocolate flavor, but not so overpowering that kids wouldn't like them. 

Rather than use the chocolate ganache as recommended in the original recipe, I opted for another Martha recipe for frosting.  Her Fluffy Vanilla Frosting was super easy to make in a matter of minutes and the kids all said it tasted like "ice cream".  Can't beat that kind of recommendation, huh?  I am still working on my decorating skills, but love the way these cupcakes turned out!  They look like pretty spring flowers!

I also shared them with some friends later that evening... and they were a huge hit with the adults, too! 

Disclaimer:  The link to the cookbook above will take you to Amazon where you get more information on the cookbook and purchase if you would like.  I receive a small referral fee if you do choose to purchase via the link in this post.

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10 comments:

Kristen said...

I think that would be a very dangerous cookbook for me to own! These look delicious.

gunma-gal said...

I own that cookbook, but haven't tried anything from it yet. I think my first batch will be the tres leches cupcakes that look and sound deeeeelicious!

Leslie said...

Gotta love when icing takes like ice cream!!!

The Food Hunter said...

They look yummy!

Joanne said...

I LOOOVVEE this cookbook and have never been disappointed when making something from it. These I haven't tried yet but you can bet I'll be giving them a go after this! yours look great!

Pegasuslegend said...

wow how professinal these look! awesome job...

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That's the first recipe I tried out of that book as well. It looks awesome :) You're gonna be addicted to that one!

Megan said...

I;m making a cake for St. Patricks day and I might have to go with that frosting recommendation! Any frosting that taste like ice cream is the frosting I want!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

Cupcakes are such a fun food. I also like the enforced portion control. If you want more, you can't just trim the edges like you can with a cake. Great looking recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Aggie said...

Oh Patsy you did a great job with those cupcakes! Love the flowers! :) I have no decorating skills. I bet they were delicious. I love love homemade frosting.

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