This week's TWD was chosen by Clara of I Heart Food4Thought: chocolate-chocolate cupcakes! I'd actually made these cupcakes for our one year wedding anniversary (before I joined TWD) but they were delish so I had no problem making them again :) I figured I could deliver some of them to our neighbors so that we wouldn't be tempted to eat all 12!
I didn't want to make a trip to the store to buy any ingredients for this recipe so I made a few substitutions. First, I used semisweet chocolate instead of bittersweet in both the cupcakes and the glaze. I probably would've used semisweet even if I'd had bittersweet on hand because I'm just not a fan of bittersweet chocolate. Also, I substituted sour cream for buttermilk. I've been making that substitution in my baking a lot lately. I used to buy buttermilk but it inevitably went bad before I could use it all so I no longer buy it. I do, however, always seem to have sour cream on hand and I really like the way it keeps cupcakes moist so I've been using it in place of buttermilk whenever I can!
The cupcakes baked up beautifully and once they'd cooled, I threw together the glaze and topped them. I love this glaze recipe as it's so quick and requires so few ingredients and is still very tasty! I did top the cupcakes for my neighbor with some really cute Halloween sprinkles that I'd picked up at Target weeks ago, but I forgot to take pictures before I dropped them off! I didn't bother with Halloween decoration for our cupcakes hence the boring pictures! We had these cupcakes for dessert tonight and they were wonderful! I'm not even a huge fan of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting but these work for some reason.
Thanks for this selection Clara. We love them! The recipe can be found in Clara's blog or in my earlier post about the cupcakes. Be sure to head over to TWD to see the rest of the cupcakes...I'm sure there will be some amazing Halloween decorations!