I like to bake, especially cakes and cupcakes. Sometimes this works out great and other times not so much. Thought I'd keep track of my progress, experiments, new things I'm trying, etc. Ought to be interesting to say the least.
February 2, 2011
Mis-Adventure of the Mocha Cupcakes - January 27, 2011
I wanted to make these mocha cupcakes, they sounded really good. They looked really good when they were done but I didn't particularly like the cake or the frosting. It called for dutch process cocoa powder which I thought I had, but I didn't, so I used the special dark cocoa powder that I did have on hand. That might have been the downfall of the cake part. It was too dry for my taste. The frosting was meringue and not sweet enough for me. I don't care for sickening sweet frostings but this one REALLY needed just a bit more sugar. It did have a wonderful coffee flavor. It was nice & strong, you KNEW it was coffee "buttercream." Pretty, but I'll have to tweak the recipe a bit before I like them.