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Friday, April 30, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes and Buttercream Frosting

What is it about chocolate that make us weak in knees? Why does it make us smile from ear to ear and have uncontrollable cravings? Whatever the reason may be, I don’t think it matters much as long as we get our chocolate. I can proudly say that all of these symptoms, which are listed above, are exactly how I am feeling right now. Lets just say that I caught the chocolate ‘bug’ today. 

It had been a while since I was feeling chocolate sick, a little like love sick but a whole lot less depressing. I wanted chocolate and I wanted it now. So I made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting. As delicious as it sounds, it tasted even better. I think many people can agree with me that there is just something about that first bite of chocolate that makes everything better or your problems seem to fade away even if it's momentarily.

The recipe is simple, easy and problem free. Just how chocolate should be. The cake itself is a nice dense cake, not too sweet but just enough to make it a little sinful. But the real star of this cupcake is the frosting. When you make the chocolate buttercream, try to leave a little to frost your cupcakes. That’s how good the icing is, even by itself. So if you happen to catch the chocolate ‘bug’ remember to rest, take plenty of fluids and indulge in the best medicine out there; Chocolate. 

Go on! Have a Petit Treat!