Tuesdays with Dorie- Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes

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Here we are at a Tuesday again (my don’t the weeks fly by?!) and it’s time for Tuesdays with Dorie. This week’s recipe is Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes chosen by the lovely Clara of IHeartFood4Thought .

These cupcakes are not overly sweet. They use both cocoa powder and melted bittersweet chocolate plus some buttermilk for moistness-although I thought they could have used a bit more- maybe it was me. Finished with a simple glaze of melted chocolate, butter and a tiny amount of confectioner’s sugar I find them to be more of an adult taste than your usual cuppies. The recipe also makes a manageable size at 12 cupcakes only. You can find them on pages #215-216 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.  I used Valrhona Alpaco 66% Feves– an outstanding chocolate that is already in pieces (feves) that are easy to measure and to melt- my friend Jeff was kind enough to let me have a 3 kilo bag of Alpaco at what (I’m sure) was cost minus. He’s a great friend and a great chef- XO Jeff!

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My only problem is that I have Favourite Fudge Cake and next to it all other chocolate cakes seem to pale by comparison. Rick always takes a bite and says “Good- but not as good as Favourite Fudge Cake!” So, although the recipe is delicious and I highly recommend it – I will still be using my old standby when it comes to chocolate cakes. Go check out all of the other TWD crowd’s Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes here.

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8 comments

  1. Marie says:

    Although these are gorgeous, and that chocolate has such a pretty glossy shine, I just checked out your favorite fudge cake, and all I can say is OMG!!!

  2. Holly says:

    Hmmmm… your cupcakes are darling, but now I want that fudge cake! So – have you ever tried the fudge cake as cupcakes? I really want to find a perfect chocolate cake recipe that gets nice domes as cupcakes. Again, I am so excited to have you in TWD! We should totally bake the challenge together one week. I’m pretty open if you are interested.

  3. Rebecca says:

    These are so cute! But I agree, I won’t be abandoning my favorite cupcake recipe for this one. On to the rugelach!

  4. Candy says:

    I went with rainbow sprinkles too. Look delicious! I used semisweet choc. in the frosting and it was terrific.

  5. CB says:

    All your raves about the fudge cake and I might have to give it a try too! Your cupcakes are adorable with their rainbow sprinkles. Thanks for baking with me this week!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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