Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

Now, here's a Tuesdays with Dorie recipe that I can get behind. Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze chosen by Clara of I heart food 4 thought. Clara suggested that we might all decorate these cupcakes for halloween! Which is a GREAT idea. But... I had an even better idea...
With their rich, dark color, they were perfect for a Gamecock Tailgate! Check. It. Out. Our sweet ass tailgate set-up for the South Carolina vs. Ole Miss game (wayyy back on Oct. 4th). My intention was to decorate these cupcakes with South Carolina themed decorations... but, I didn't have the time. (It's probably for the best though... my decorating skills SUCK).

Instead of the glaze that Dorie had in the book, I used some leftover Dark Chocolate Frosting that I had in the freezer to decorate with.

These cupcakes are great! I find it very hard to mess up Chocolate cake recipes (don't even talk to me about any kind of vanilla or butter cake recipe... they ALWAYS jack up for me). They are flavorful and tender... moist and delicious!

Check out Clara's blog for the recipe!

Here is the recipe that I used for the frosting:

Especially Dark Chocolate Frosting
(from the back of the Special Dark Hershey's cocoa box)

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup Special Dark Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk (might need more)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to a spreading consistency. Add small amount of additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups of frosting.


Tami said...

Nothing beats a great tailgating party! Hope everyone enjoyed the the cupcakes! You did a nice job on them. :)

Sarah said...

perfect for tailgating...great job! i can't decorate either, don't feel bad! :)

marae said...

oooh you found one of my secret ingredients, special dark cocoa. i found it in a store randomly once and now i can't remember WHERE so i am stuck with buying it online. whenever i want something so insanely dark in a baked good, this comes out!! FAB.

chocolatechic said...

oooOOooooo Dark chocolate frosting.

You are speaking my language!!!

CB said...

Tailgating and cupcakes are a winning combo! That dark chocolate frosting sounds delish! Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

kimberly salem said...

your frosting looks delicious :) glad you liked the cupcakes!

Engineer Baker said...

Nice - perfect for a tailgate indeed. I did a summer research thing at USC, and thought the mascot was the funniest ever - this was right after they stopped selling things with "Go Cocks" or just "Cocks" on them :)

Unknown said...

Wow, your frosting and cupcakes look so rich! Good job :)

Anonymous said...

That especially dark chocolate frosting looks so good! Yum!

Bungalow Barbara said...

Those look so yummy!