Monday, July 19, 2010

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Root Beer Float Cupcakes
Even I am impressed with these! Root Beer cake with boiled vanilla buttercream frosting. Dee-licious! The cake has the most tender crumb I have baked in a long time. A taste of root beer, but not overpowering. I had also made a root beer glaze to drizzle over the top, but that was overpowering, and it went down the sink. But the frosting - WOW - tastes like vanilla pastry cream. I couldn't stop stealing frosting from the bowl! I will definintly be making this frosting again. More work than typical buttercream . . . but so worth it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club - July 2010

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream
The goal of the Martha Stewart Cupcake club  is to make and bake all the 175 cupcake recipes in the
Martha Stewart Cupcakes book. Each month, one member of the club is selected to choose the cupcake the rest of the members bake each month. This month's recipe was chosen by Bella Baker. A blogroll of all the members is posted, and you are invited to visit the sites and see all the delicious creations!

The July selection for the MS Cupcake Club is Flourless Chocolate cupcakes. I added a topping/filling of raspberry puree, and topped it with raspberry buttercream, a fresh raspberry, and a chocolate leaf.

These did not crack and sink in the middle as I expected them too. They actually had a nice domed top, which level to flat as they cooled. Most people complaind they DID fall - well, they are supposed to. No telling why mine didn't. They taste wonderful, though!