6.21.2013

Yummy Chocolate & Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate and Strawberries, two yummy things that I have wanted to join together in baking matrimony for a while now, so of course I have brought them together into a cupcake. My blog is certainly staying true to its name as I have been posting quite a lot of cupcakes recently...I really can't kick this habit......guess its a good thing I really don't want to!   
I'd been thinking about this combo for a while now...making something dark and chocolaty accompanied with a nice yummy strawberry buttercream. I decided to try Fold in the Flour's devils food cupcakes  as I wanted rich chocolatey cupcakes. The only changes I made to the recipe was I lessened the sugar, I went with 100g of golden caster and 100g of Demerara sugar. As with most of mudcake/DFcakes they always taste better the day after, once they have had time to really absorb all of the lovely ingredients.


The cupcake had a lovely,chocolaty, moist sponge due to the buttermilk. This was complimented byt the lovey,strong strawberry buttercream. Basically Delish!  My only slight criticism was that I would have loved a stronger chocolaty KICK, the cupcake had a lighter chocolate flavour then I would have liked. I imagine its due to the recipe only using cocoa powder and no melted chocolate. Apart from that it was gorgeous, loved it! 
 For the strawberry buttercream I just added a 2 teaspoons of strawberry jam to a regular buttercream recipe.  The pink with dark chocolate looked SO pretty! 

On another matter, does anyone know where I can get good paper cupcake cases I mainly use foil ones as they are reliable and won't come away from the cupcakes the next day...but would like some nice patterned paper ones. What have you guys found to be good+dependable?



8 comments:

  1. Looking good, and loving the buttercream roses

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    1. Thanks V, I'm always doing roses...I should probably practise other ways of piping but they're just so pretty!

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  2. It's great you tried the recipe and thanks for mentioning me! :)

    I think melted chocolate would definitely give a more intense kick. But it may also depend on what cocoa you use - I use both Bourneville and Green and Black's (whatever is on offer) and I find I do get a more intense flavour from G&B's.

    Anyway, you cupcakes look 'proper lush' and your buttercream roses are perfect! :)

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    1. Your welcome susie! you have so many lovley ones to choose from. Yeah, I used Bourneville...I have heard good things about G&B think I will have to get me some. Thank you very much! :)

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  3. Lovely piping!

    Re cupcake cases, I find anything from Squires to be top quality and of nice thick paper. They are a little more expensive but you do get what you pay for.

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    1. Thanks, will certainly check squires out.

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  4. Strawberry and chocolate is such an ace combination! Great piping on these too, looks so soft and ribbony. I find Lakeland cupcake cases the best myself.

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    1. Thanks kim. Shall check out lakeland too.

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