Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes (TWD)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I'm still on vacation, but couldn't resist getting this post done before I left town.

This week's Tuesday's With Dorie is hosted by Clara of I Heart Food 4 Thought. For those of you who aren't familiar with Clara's other very cute blog, I Heart Cuppycakes, she is a total cupcake maven, and you guessed it, she selected Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes for this week's recipe.

Clara encouraged everyone to decorate their cupcakes with a Halloween theme. Okay, I was totally running out of time before I left for vacation, so I cheated and purchased these cute sugar toppings:BTW, I love this time of year, as it gives me an excuse to go out and buy my annual allotment of candy corn: I also experimented with some larger baking cups. These cups are taller but they have the same diameter at the base, so these will fit perfectly into the regular muffin pans...thank God, as I need another baking pan like I need a hole in my head! :P I used the same amount of batter for both cup sizes, and here's how they turned out:
The chocolate cake is pretty simple and straightforward, and I love the fact that the recipe makes exactly one dozen cupcakes. The chocolate glaze was easy to make and set beautifully.
What terrific treat! Hands down, I would prefer one of these perfect treats over a giant bag of Halloween candy (okay with the exception of M&Ms --- my chocolate kryptonite) For the recipe, check out Clara's site. To see the creative cupcake creations of my fellow TWD bakers, check out the blogroll.

22 comments:

SiHaN said...

First to comment! those cupcakes against the backdrop of candies certainly look divine! and i totally agree about the frosting. It set so beautifully, had to resist myself from spooning it directly into my mouth!

The Food Librarian said...

Your cupcakes are so cute! I like the photos too - the candy corn is so much fun!

chocolatechic said...

They look wonderful.

Where did you find the taller cupcake liners?

HoneyB said...

Oh, yummy! That last photo looks really good! Everything looks great!

Isabelle said...

c'est un super beau Mardi avec Dorie :) Les cupcakes sont tous plus beaux les uns que les autres !

vibi said...

Simple and cute... worth the cheat! LOL
The pics are sublime, full of color!

CB said...

Love me some candy corn! Your cupcake decor is so cute. Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jamie said...

Those are adorable! I love me some candy corn!

kim said...

great job on the cupcakes! your decorations are really cute :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love those tall cupcake liners. I was wondering who was buying all the candy corn...

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that glaze looks super! and i like your little sugar decor..i cheated, too, and just used sprinkles.

Engineer Baker said...

Love the sugar decorations and that final pic - delicious looking. And everyone should have a quota of candy corn around this time of year :)

PheMom said...

Very cool cupcakes! Hope you are having a great time on your vacay!

Carol Peterman said...

Your cupcakes look so moist and delicious! After seeing your photos I don't think I will be able to resist cracking into my forth bag of candy corn. I thought I had my fill, but now I think I shall have to buy one more bag.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Great pictures and really fun looking cupcakes.

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

Yummy!!

Chocolate twice!

They look so tasty and unique...
Loved it!!

Tracey said...

Your post is so festive! I love all of the candy corn surrounding the cupcakes. Good job!!

Passionate Baker said...

Woww, your cupcakes look awesssome!!
soo cute!
great job!
<3

Cristine said...

YUM! Makes me want candy corn! :)

Marthe said...

Your cupcakes look great! I absolutely loved them, but did have some problems with the frosting.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Love your photos, and I agree that I would take these over any chocolate bar any day!

Teanna said...

I'm glad you were able to make those before going out of town! those are SO cute!

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