Saturday, August 10, 2013

Are You In The Mood For Chocolate?

Browse through my blog a little bit, or check out my labels (toppings) over to the right and you'll find 20 chocolate cakes, 50 blog entries that include chocolate, 8 brownie recipes, and even a picture of me trying to eat a giant 11 pound slab of chocolate

I love chocolate. Everytime I open my cupboard to grab a teaspoon of baking soda or baking powder, I'm always tempted to add cocoa powder. It doesn't matter what I'm making, baking, or cooking, I want to add chocolate. 


These tasty cupcakes fulfill that chocolate craving. Starting with a creamy chocolate cheesecake base layer, they round out with a fluffy chocolate cake, and are topped with a thick, luscious chocolate frosting. 

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
These are a gift. 


Chocolate Cheesecake
16 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup cocoa powder
3 eggs
Whip all ingredients together until smooth and creamy

Spoon 2-3 tablespoons into cupcake liners 
Bake at F300° for 10-12 minutes or until barely set
While cooking, prepare chocolate cake
When done, remove from oven and increase temp to F350°


Chocolate Cake
4 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Beat well until creamy

Add
1 cup flour
½ sour cream
¾ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
Stir just until ingredients are incorporated

Add
1 cup melted butter
Whip until smooth

Add
1 cup flour
½ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
Stir just until ingredients are incorporated

Pour over baked cheesecake and place back in oven
Bake for additional 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch
Remove from cupcake tins and cool on wire rack

Chocolate Frosting
+/- 2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup cocoa powder

3 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
½ cup butter
½ cup milk

Pipe large swirls over domed cupcakes
Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies or chocolate chips

Yields 36-42 cupcakes


More triple chocolate cake: Comatose Cake
2 years ago: The Three B's, Banana Butterscotch Bundt Cake
3 years ago: Stand by Me, S'more Macarons
4 years ago: Rain or Shine, Campfire Cookies


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