Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Is using others people's life events as an excuse to bake wrong?  If so, I don't wanna be right!  That's right, I said it. 
A girl in my office recently got engaged.  So I thought it would be fun to bring in chocolate cupcakes with strawberry buttercream.  Here's a close up of one.  I thought about dying the frosting a bit, but ended up going with the au naturale look with the little strawberry specs. 
I have to say, they were incredible (not to mention gone within an hour).  Here's the whole lot...
I used Martha Stewart's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe from her most recent cupcake book.  You can also find the recipe here.  The cupcakes themselves could have been a little more moist (since they were mini cupcakes they probably didn't need to bake for longer than 10-12 minutes and I went for 15), but the strawberry buttercream more than made up for it.  That recipe is also from Martha's (yes, we're on a first name basis) cupcake book, but you can also find it here.  It's fantastic!

1 comment:

  1. These are freakin' adorable! You make me want to make cupcakes. :)