TwD Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes…

by Jamie on October 27, 2008

This week’s TwD recipe is for one of my favorite desserts…cupcakes. If you frequent my blog, you know I have a thing for those yummy pieces of cake heaven, so I was super excited to try a recipe from Dorie. I had everything on hand to make these cupcakes, which is quite a change of pace. I am usually running (or more accurately…bribing the boyfriend to run) to the grocery store to pick up chocolate, butter or some random ingredient minutes before I plan to start baking. I was also thrilled with this recipe because it made 12 cupcakes, which seems to be the perfect amount to bake and take to work for my class. While all this anticipation and excitement was building, I read the P&Q on the TwD site. My vision of gorgeous, moist Dorie cupcakes turned into that of dry, biscuit like cupcakes. Although I hate dry cake with a slight passion, I went ahead with the recipe because I had promised my class cupcakes and I did not want to start out my work week by pissing off eight kids. I had an unopened container of marshmallow fluff in the pantry from when I made these and bought too much. So, I decided to copy from the other TwD gals and inject these suckers with some ooey gooey marshmallow fluff…how could that be a bad idea? The verdict? I did not find these to be dry at all, the kiddos enjoyed these…even though I thought they would not dig the bittersweet ganache…sometimes I think they would eat anything!

For more Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes, check out the TwD site…for the recipe, check out Clara’s blog I Heart Food 4 Thought or turn to pages 215-217 in Dorie’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. These cupcakes will help make your day a little more delicious!
Coming up next…Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins and a Caramel Apple Cake!

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avatar Cathy October 27, 2008 at 10:29 pm

I’m so glad that these were a hit! Zapping them with a little fluff CAN’T ever be a bad idea, you’re right. They look beautiful!

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avatar HoneyB October 28, 2008 at 5:24 am

I want to go back to school where the teacher actually brings in treats. Can’t say I even remember that happening. Then again, maybe I’m too old to remember such things… :) The cupcakes look yummy!

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avatar Prudy October 28, 2008 at 6:18 am

Hooray! They look fabulous, fat and chocolatey.

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avatar The Food Librarian October 28, 2008 at 6:32 am

These look so good!!! The different topping are so cute too!

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avatar Laura October 28, 2008 at 7:08 am

Hostess cupcakes, eat your heart out (and really, there’s no comparison)! Yours look wonderful and I’m not surprised your class enjoyed them – how could they not?!

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avatar Jodie October 28, 2008 at 7:54 am

Way cute. I love how they look like Hostess Cupcakes!

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avatar kim October 28, 2008 at 9:01 am

great idea to fill with marshmallow fluff! your decorations are pretty :)

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avatar n.o.e October 28, 2008 at 9:01 am

Whoah, those look beyond amazing with that fluff in there. Glad you avoided the dreaded dryness. They look downright professional!
Nancy

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avatar Em October 28, 2008 at 9:04 am

Yours look great! I didn’t even make them. The thought of yet another chocolate cupcake coming from my kitchen was too much for me to handle. And it’s too darn early for me to do Halloweenie stuff! LOL

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avatar CB October 28, 2008 at 9:11 am

Hurray! Another fellow cupcake lover. I filled my with marshmallow fluff too and it was so freaking tasty! So glad you and the kiddies enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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avatar chocolatechic October 28, 2008 at 9:12 am

Injected cupcakes.

Perfect!

I love your sprinkles.

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avatar Teanna October 28, 2008 at 9:14 am

I am convinced that kids will eat anything if it comes on a cupcake! And those look great!!

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avatar Amy October 28, 2008 at 9:42 am

Mmmm, these look great! Love the decorations!!

-Amy
http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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avatar Maria October 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

I am sure the fluff really jazzed these up! They look so delicious!

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avatar Peggy October 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

These look great. I used the fluff also and I loved them. Glad your class also enjoyed them! You were sweet to take them such a treat.

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avatar Megan October 28, 2008 at 11:04 am

Yeah, maybe I should have filled mine – but I was concentrating more on the decorating.

Something caught my eye though, caramel apple cake? I’ll be watching for that!

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avatar Kimberly Johnson October 28, 2008 at 11:26 am

Your cupcakes look great! Glad the kids liked them! My six old took one bite and said “What flavor is this?” Then he “accidentally” dropped it on the floor.

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avatar Engineer Baker October 28, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I love those big round flat sprinkles, but I’m a sucker for sprinkles :) I’m glad they turned out so well and hope everyone enjoyed them!

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avatar Natashya October 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm

I have got to find me some marshmallow fluff!
They look awesome, your (school) kids are lucky.

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avatar TeaLady October 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm

They look yummy! Yeah, just when you think you have found something the little rugrats won’t like, they eat you out of house and home. Very nice.

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avatar Emily Rose October 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm

your cupcakes turned out beautifully! I was also pleasantly surprised that the cupcakes were not dry like everyone was saying!! I think I would have loved having you as a teacher- homemade cupcakes to start the school week off?! Lucky!

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avatar Flourchild October 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Oh I love your last picture..its perfect. your cc look so tasty and moist!

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avatar Tammie October 28, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Wow, your cupcakes look fab! Great job! Also, I noticed in your profile that you’re a teacher from Ohio. Me too! I’m in NE Ohio… you?

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avatar Pamela October 28, 2008 at 8:25 pm

I wish I had read the TWD board this week to see about the fluff. I have some in the pantry and would have loved to try it out. I just may have to try them again SOON.

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avatar Marthe October 29, 2008 at 3:54 am

Your cupcakes look absolutely yummy! Great job!!

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avatar Shari@Whisk: a food blog October 29, 2008 at 8:34 am

They look great with the fluff in the middle and the sprinkles on top.

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avatar Laura October 29, 2008 at 10:29 am

Hey there again! I just wanted to pass a blog award on to you that I received from n.o.e. I think your blog is just wonderful!

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avatar Ingrid October 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Yum! I love that you thought to “salvage” these by adding marshmalow fluff! Marshmallows or fluff definitely makes most desserts better, I always say! :-)
~ingrid

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avatar Hillary October 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Great cupcakes! Love the simple sprinkle decoration too.

Hillary
Chew on That

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avatar Miss Marie October 29, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Those look sooo good!

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avatar pickyeatings October 29, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I love the sprinkles, they look so good!

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avatar Tammy October 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm

oh, snap with the sprinkles!

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avatar Heather B October 29, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Great job! I love your toppings!

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avatar *Priscilla* October 30, 2008 at 7:49 am

these look so deliciosu! your pics are always so good!

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avatar Anne October 30, 2008 at 8:03 am

Those look wonderful! I bet the fluff was delicious, too. Great job!

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avatar Teanna October 30, 2008 at 10:55 am

Those are gorgeous and I LOVE that you filled them with fluff! I wish I had tried that!

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avatar Katie Barlow October 30, 2008 at 10:58 am

Yum! our cupcakes look so good…I almost want to eat my computer screen!

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avatar Michelle October 30, 2008 at 11:31 am

your cupcakes came out looking great! I bet they were delicious with your filling!

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avatar Joanna October 30, 2008 at 3:31 pm

i love the sprinkles you put on top. they look so rich. can’t wait to see your pumpkin cream cheese muffins. i just pulled some pumpkin muffins out of the oven… and i’ve eaten 2 already haha

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avatar pinkstripes October 31, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Your cupcakes look absolutely delicious and perfect. The fluff was yummy in mine, too!

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avatar AmyRuth October 31, 2008 at 11:27 pm

You know what? Your cupcakes are darn cute. Way to beat the “dry cupcake battle” with the marshmallow cream filling. Lucky students
AmyRuth

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