I have a request to make chocolate cupcakes for a little gathering tomorrow. My lady friend said chocolate when I asked what flavor she wants me to make.
I kept thinking on how to elevate the request. Somehow the thought about making “just” chocolate cupcakes sounds boring to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate and anything chocolate, I just think it would be more fun if they are not just plain chocolate.
Here I am at night after dinner and dessert with my hubby and boyo..whipping some chocolate cupcakes which I always add espresso to my batter. Half of the batter I mixed with cherry pie filling.
Once all baked and done, it’s time to make the frosting. I decided to use whipped cream instead of buttercream. So the one with the cherry pie filling in the batter is going to be black forest cupcakes…brushed with liquor and topped with whipped cream and garnished with shaved chocolate and cherry. The other one is inspired by my fave Starbucks drinks, Caramel Macchiato. I topped with butterscotch whipped cream and drizzled with caramel, and whooper chocolate. For fun, I cut some straws and stuck them into the cupcakes. They are adorable. Moist chocolate cupcakes..I had to stole one ;). I hope she likes them.
Here are the pictures. Sorry not a good pictures, too lazy to grabbed my serious camera so I used my phone.