Tuesday's with Dorie ~ Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

I recently joined Tuesdays With Dorie. Laurie of Quirky Cupcake formed Tuesdays With Dorie as a form of accountability for baking at least once a week using the cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. I already love it and hubby isn't complaining about being my taste taster. In fact he is throwing in his own suggestions, a couple of which I incorporated for him with this recipe. He is took these with him to a football party on Sunday and they were a BIG success.

Clara of I Heart Food4Thought chose, Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes* on pages 215-217
Being new to TWD I didn't want to miss doing this week but as much as we love chocolate around here, we're not big chocolate cake fans. So, I added a heaping tablespoon of a strong instant coffee to the batter for a bit of an espresso flavor. Hubby gave it a 2 thumbs up. They took only 20 minutes and were much moister than last week's Pumpkin Muffins (I think the coffee helped there as well as the shorter cooking time). We're not big on bittersweet chocolate either and I had some cream cheese frosting left. So, I used the glaze on just a few, the cream cheese frosting on a few and the mixed the remainder of the glaze with the cream cheese frosting and did a few more. The mix of both the glaze and the cream cheese frosting was our favorite.

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7 comments:

CB said...

Oh wow. I bet the instant coffee was an awesome compliment to the chocolate. Glad hubs and CWs enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Gretchen said...

That looks entirely too good! Thank you for all the tempting treats on here. My daughter loves to come here with me.

Sandra said...

Oh YUM, that looks so good.

Tracey said...

They look great! Coffee and chocolate are always a good combination!

n.o.e said...

Way to mix it up with the frosting selections! Welcome to TWD.
Nancy

Jacque said...

Ooooh, the cream cheese icing sounds perfect! Glad you made them to your liking :)

Barbara said...

Those look great! I love your idea of mixing the frosting.

My husband loves TWD too. He keeps asking, "What's this week's treat?" (Sometimes he complains if it isn't something he really likes. But oddly enough, he somehow manages to eat them anyway... ;) )