Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I decided that I would make these as my kiddo dessert for Thanksgiving.....I mean, who doesn't love a chocolate cupcake?? Luckily I had saved a recipe for "Faux-stess" cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and believe me.....these did not disappoint! Every single one of them was devoured!
The best part for me (because I didn't have too much time to do these)? The recipe uses a boxed Devil's Food cake mix! Now, I normally would much rather make cupcakes from scratch....and there are some recipes for Faux-stess cupcakes that are from scratch......but I just decided to go with it, since I was under a time crunch. Then you fill the cupcakes up with a vanilla frosting that I thought tasted a lot like the original. "Only better", according to the hubby.
And then there's the top of the cupcake. A can of chocolate frosting! Seriously! Did you know that you can nuke a can of frosting, then dip a cupcake in it and voila! Easy peasy chocolate ganache? I realize it's not the real deal....but come on! It tastes just like it! And it was exactly the right topping for these cupcakes! Such a great trick to know.......I'll be using that again!
Check out Confessions of a Cookbook Queen for the recipe.....and Enjoy! Now I've got to give homemade Ding-Dongs and Twinkies a try!