Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

This recipe is adapted from one from  Bakers Royale and they are amazing. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

  • 3oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine butter, cocoa powder and chocolate in bowl and microwave, stir in 30 second intervals until completed melted.
  3. Whisk flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside
  4. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla till combined.
  5. Pour in half of the flour mixture
  6. Mix in chocolate mixture
  7. Stir in Sour cream
  8. Mix in remaining flour mixture
  9. Bake 20 minutes and cool before frosting
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1 cup confect sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tbsp butter at room temp
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  1. Beat cream until soft peaks form and set aside.
  2. Beat remaining ingredients till combined
  3. Fold in whipped cream
  4. Put in pastry bag with your favorite tip and frost
I also decorated some of these with pumpkin sprinkles for fall

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ghost Berries

Made these white chocolate covered strawberries, used mini choc chip for the eyes and black piping gel for the mouth. Found this idea on pinterest and couldn't wait to try them.