I have no cute story for today, because today we are talking about Chocolate.
Specifically chocolate and peanut butter.
And when I talk about chocolate (and peanut butter), everything else leaves my brain.
Clara from I ♥ Food4thought picked today’s TWD and she picked Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes.
I put a lot of thought into these cupcakes, as 1. they are chocolate and I wanted them to be fabulous, and 2. they are chocolate and I wanted them to be fabulous.
Many people said that this recipe was dry to them, so I substituted half of the butter with oil.
Some people filled them with marshmallow cream, some suggested putting an Andes mint in the middle, some didn’t fill them at all, but as you can see…I did!
And as you can clearly see, I got a bit over zealous.
Over filled them.
Which in turn made them a bit difficult to de-pan.
Which is fine with me, as cook cleans up the crumbs.
Then I had to think about the icing. See, it the recipe calls for a ganache.
Ganache has its place, and I do like a good ganache~~in truffles~~but not as a topping for a cake, or a cupcake.
Cakes and cupcakes must have a ooooey-gooey icing.
Must. I think I read it in the rules…somewhere.
I had to consider what kind of icing these cupcakes deserved.
I thought about taking marshmallow fluff and mixing it with some peanut butter, but then I wasn’t quite sure of proportions.
Then I considered doing a chocolate icing with some peanut butter in it, but thought that might be over the top.
So I consulted my good friend Google.
Google suggested many things, including my new favorite frosting.
Fluffernutter Frosting~~adapted from Google
- 1 c. marshmallow fluff
- ½ c. peanutbutter
- 1/3 c. butter
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 1/3 c. xxx sugar
- 2 tbsp. milk (or more)~~ I used ½ and ½
Cream first 4 ingredients together. Add salt and sugar. Mix well. Icing will be very stiff. Add at least 2 tbsp. ½ and ½ or more till you get the consistency you like.
These are outrageously good.
If you want to make them, go check out Clara’s blog. She has the recipe.