The cupcakes rose a bit but much like those werewolf ones these didn't double in size like I normally get from a mix. They smelled very chocolaty though and rose enough that I could frost them. The recipe in the book suggested this butterscotch icing but if you'll recall, Sisters and Brothers, I got this European Chocoblenz product last week and I wanted to try it on something else. Since yesterday was a Sacramental Day for us all in The Chocolate Cult plus the birthday party for a friend, I decided to save some time and use that on these cupcakes. I think they look good this way, the Chocoblenz was lighter than the cupcakes themselves and had that two-tone blend of the caramel and chocolate in it. What do you think?
Verdict around my house is: These are very chocolaty and very good. Right balance of moisture, sweetness, and chocolate. The frosting idea was a pleasant taste that lingered after the cupcake. HURRAY!
So, how did you celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day? Drop us a comment and if you posted your own chocolate cupcake recipe somewhere else, I have no problem with you revealing that in your comments today.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.