Friday, May 4, 2007

Dark-Chocolate Cupcakes

The other day, I needed to make something for Lost Lunch Thursday, and Karen was looking for something chocolaty. Cupcakes sounded pretty good, so I looked at Carole Bloom's The Essential Baker and settled on Dark Chocolate Cupcakes. These cupcakes are nearly flourless, with a leavening boost from whipped eggs. In this case, I wasn't too surprised when they sank slightly in the center. Bloom frosts these cupcakes with a ganache, which seemed too rich for me. The cupcakes themselves are pretty dense and rich. So I chose a cream-cheese frosting, something to contrast with the rich cakes.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Sometimes a contrasting frosting serves to highlight the flavor of the cake. Nice choice.