dinsdag 28 oktober 2008

TWD: Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

Tuesday again, the last time that I'll be able to bring a TWD-challenge to the office where I work now: my last week has arrived so fast all of a sudden...

This week it was time to make Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes and I looked forward to making them. But while I was busy planning what treats to make for my colleagues for my last workday I almost forgot all about the cupcakes, but fortunately Clara of I heart Food 4 Thought reminded me of them, she's the one who picked them! You can find the recipe here, on Clara's blog.

At the TWD-site I read that a lot of TWD-ers had problems with them baking time and thought that the cupcakes were too dry. So I decided to pull my cupcakes out of the oven after 17 minutes, like most of them did. I also may have added just a touch more butter in the batter, but certainly not a lot.

For the glaze I used half bittersweet chocolate and half milkchocolate, Dorie adviced us to dip the cupcakes into it and turn while pulling them out: that way we would create a nice swirl on top. My glaze was already thick to start with, so dipping was no option. Before I put the glaze on, I filled the cupcakes with a vanilla cream filling by popping the tip into the cupcake and filling it with cream untill I felt some resistance, I used the recipe that I found at Baking Bites:
Vanilla Cream Filling
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk (low fat is fine)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk together the flour and milk and cook in a small saucepan over medium heat until thick. This will only take a few minutes. Sir continuously to prevent the mixture from clumping and do not bring all the way to a boil. When thickened (consistency will be that of a thin pudding or custard), strain with a mesh strainer into a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let cool completely to room temperature.When the milk mixture is cool, cream the butter (or shortening) and sugar together in a medium bowl until lightl. Add in the milk/flour mixture and the scraped vanilla bean seeds (or vanilla extract) and beat at high speed with an electrick mixer for 7 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, or a large ziplock bag with the corner cut off, and set aside until ready to fill your cupcakes.

These cupcakes were delicious: the cake was nice and fluffy, the glaze was perfectly chocolate and the filling just added that little bit of oompfh to the cupcakes. I would rename these Heavenly, almost better than sex chocolate cupcakes. And my coworkers agreed...... :)

To end this post with a slightly less naughty subject: doesn't Pien, my brothers Dachshund of 11 weeks old look cute and sweet when she's asleep??

P.S. Check out my fellow TWD-ers cupcakes here.

25 opmerkingen:

CB zei

Mmmm... that vanilla cream filling sounds tasty! So glad you didn't forget to bake the cupcakes. Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

HoneyB zei

The dog is adorable. Now lets get back to that cream filled naughty topic! :)

Engineer Baker zei

Those look wonderful - love the cream filling idea.

SiHaN zei

Great work with these! the white cream looks even better! love the contrast.. Glad you enjoyed them.

natalia zei

Ciao ! nice cupcakes ! I didn't fill mine, maybe next time !I took them out earlier like yours and I liked them ! pien is super sweet !

Prudy zei

The cupcakes and cream filling! Yum! The dog and the cupcake liners caught my eye, too. So cute!

The Food Librarian zei

The vanilla cream filling sounds great! Your decorations (and doggie) are too cute!

n.o.e zei

The cupcakes look great with that fab vanilla filling, and I LOVE the doggie (of course!)
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

kim zei

great job on the cupcakes, that cream sounds soo delicious!! also -- what an adorable puppy:)

chocolatechic zei


Cream filling. That sounds fabulous.

Peggy zei

I couldn't wait to get over to your blog this morning to see what you have created! That vanilla creme sounds wonderful. I love your dog!!! (Be sure to leave me a comment today for the giveaway). :)

Mara zei

wondeful job...vanilla cream filling?!?! yum!!! i love the decorations and i also underbaked by about 2 min with great results!

Teanna zei

I am totally going to try that cream filling recipe! It sounds fantastic!

Lisa magicsprinkles zei

AHA! We were thinking just alike! I did a vanilla cream/hostess ding dong cake filling as well. Love your decoration of the tops!

Cathy zei

Oh, I have multi-colored silicone cupcake cup envy! And cupcake envy, now that we're on the topic of things that I envy. Because yours look just perfect! The cream in the middle -- oh, mama! What a precious little puppy!

TeaLady zei

Memories of hostess choco cup cakes. They look tasty.

Steph zei

Marthe, those cupcakes look delicious! Those co workers are sure going to miss you when you're gone. I was going to make that cream filling too, but wasn't too sure about the texture.. what did you think of it?

Pamela zei

Yum! That filling looks like a very happy ending to these cupcakes! Great job.

Jacque zei

I'm glad they were a hit with your co-workers. It would have been a shame if the recipe hadn't worked out for your last time.

Anoniem zei

I love the looks of those filled cupcakes! YUM!

Judy zei

Your cupcakes look delicious, especially the cream filling. The photo of the two dogs is so sweet.

Liz zei

I don't know what's cuter: the multicolored cupcake liners, or that dog! Both are great. The cream filling in your cupcakes sounds awesome, I'll have to remember to try it next time!

Carmen Cooks zei

Ooh I love that you filled yours!! I can imagine these were much more exciting with some vanilla cream. I'll have to try that next time.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog zei

Your cream filling sounds delicious!

LyB zei

I love the idea of filling these, thanks for sharing the recipe for the filling. Your cupcakes look delicious!