These are dark chocolate babycakes with crunchy peanut butter frosting and chocolate drizzle. They are - I can't feign modesty here - they are awesome. Unfortunately, they don't quite match with the already planned strawberries and cream that are perfectly pink for the little princess to be. *sigh* I'll have to save this Reese's combination for a bake sale or Halloween party or something I guess. We're going to lose the peanut butter and re-accessorize with fluffy, prissy, white chocolate frosting. We all know how I feel about fluffy prissy pristine gag white and if you didn't, now you do.
Oh, alright, it's still frosting.
Baby shower cupcake practice also happened to coincide with Sugar High Friday. The cupcakes are a little late for the no. 13 Dark Chocolate edition, but this is LA, so I don’t know how to be anything but fashionably late. ;)
Next month, next baby, better planning, I swear. And maybe a short lesson on the extension of the Special Dark Effect that I call...the Fritos Phenomenon. I bet you can't figure out what that's all about.
Dark Chocolate Cupcake Recipes Around the World(wide web):
~ Straight from the source! Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cake recipe that actually uses Special Dark Cocoa Powder!
~ Food & Wine's Double Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling has 232 5-star ratings
~ Dark Chocolate Cake recipe at AllRecipes.com has over 600 reviews, with an avergae 4½ stars (out of 5) rating
** this post originally published on 10.22.05 **