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!
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.