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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!




28 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Christiana, these look terrific! I adore Chocolate too! Thank you for your kind message you left at my blog. You have a wonderful blog here - your photography is wonderful. I shall follow you too, I look forward to seeing all your delicious posts (it is always more thrilling to follow someone in NYC too!) Love Lucie x

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  2. That is just gorgeous! I love your recipes here.
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  3. Wow Christiana, this is such a treat.
    My wife has a sweet tooth and I know she'll gonna love this one.

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  5. Thank you all so much for all of the sweet comments!

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  6. THERE NOT AS SWEET AS YOU! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

    I'm gonna try all those recipes now, I'm so bored! hahaha

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  7. It is 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.

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  8. Wow,amazing pictures i wish that i can eat this,thanx for the recipe i will this at my home.

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  9. I'm gonna try all those recipes now, thanx for the share love this chocolate cake.

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  10. I look forward to seeing all your delicious posts (it is always more thrilling to follow someone in NYC too, thanx.

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  11. Forming the basis of many cake decorations this recipe is similar to our basic frosting recipe but with some cocoa powder added.

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  12. Thanks for posting these delicious cupcakes...made them today...can't move...ate too much...enjoyed every morsel.

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  13. I saw this cake and frosting recipe, and decided to make it for Memorial Day. What a fabulous cake! It looked so beautiful coming out of the oven. It was SO moist, I can see how it would make awesome cupcakes. About the frosting, my husband said, "Wow. It melts in your mouth!" It was rich, but so, so, good!

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  14. You have a wonderful blog here - your photography is wonderful. I shall follow you too, I look forward to seeing all your delicious posts, keep it up.

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  15. I can see how it would make awesome cupcakes. About the frosting, my husband said, "Wow. It melts in your mouth!" It was rich, but so, so, good! thanx for sharing.

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  16. This chocolate cuppies are nice, its great to learn new recipes like this.thank you for posting your blog.

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  17. Delicious posts (it is always more thrilling to follow someone in NYC too, thanx for sharing.

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  18. I've been visiting a lot of blog post with cupcakes, I collect more recipes for a different cutie cup cakes..Chocolatey cup cakes will always be the best, Thanks!

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  19. I look forward to seeing all your delicious posts (it is always more thrilling to follow someone in NYC too, thanx for sharing your talent.

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  20. Butter cream frosting for sure. I have had them before and they are simply delicious. Cream cheese on a cupcake would be very odd. You should do white/vanilla cake with the whipped chocolate frosting. My and my mom's absolute favorite. My grandma makes Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting every year for my birthday. :)

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  21. It looked so beautiful coming out of the oven. It was SO moist, I can see how it would make awesome cupcakes. thanx for the wonderful post, looking forward.

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  22. Have a good taste to them, simple chocolate cupcakes. I frosted them with buttercream frosting. Mine didn't come out very moist, but that could have just been me.

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  23. Excellent cupcake recipe. It is nice and dense and not too sweet so it is perfect for loading with lots of frosting. Make sure you get the oven temperature right and measure accurately other wise they don't firm up as they should.

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  24. YUM! These cupcakes had a very chocolate-y, rich taste to them. They were crusty on the outside, and soft on the inside. I would definately use this recipe again. Just follow the recipe, and you'll have a guaranteed success in the world of cupcaked making!!!

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  25. I love how it is soft and not overly rich, yet chocolatey at the same time.

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  26. Very yummy! I topped it with mint buttercream frosting.

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  27. Well, I should have gone for quality over convenience with the chocolate. Gotta take care of this wicked craving, thanx for posting.

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