Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

So, what did we do for (Un)Valentine’s Day? Right! Stay in, watch The IT Crowd and The Changeling (featured in the Boston Globe’s list of the top 50 scariest horror movies of all time), and eat my freshly baked Triple Chocolate Cupcakes.
The recipe I used for the batter is basically Isa’s recipe for Chocolate Orange Cupcakes. I just skipped the “orange” part and added chunks of dark chocolate instead of melting it. Then, to make the chocolate & chocolate chunk cupcakes even more decadent, I decorated them with Anna’s Chocolate Frosting, using rum flavour extract instead of the almond extract (so it tasted a lot like chocolate rum truffles).
And for the second time in a row, the ppk’s archives have helped me use up what’s left in my kitchen cupboards – and made a couple of chocolate lovers very happy! :D

Even unfrosted, they’re really pretty!

Cupcake Paradise.


Baby Banana Cupcakes

I’m currently trying to use up what’s in my pantry in time for moving. So far I’ve made seitan and a loaf of rye bread, and today I was craving something sweet. My cookbooks are already packed, so I searched the ppk archive for cupcakes and came up with Becca’s recipe for Chocolate Banana Cupcakes. Since I wanted golden cupcakes, I omitted the cocoa powder, but otherwise stuck to the recipe.
Goodbye to most of my all-purpose and wholemeal flour, and hello baby cupcakes!

Unfrosted, with a box of Earl Grey for size comparison.

With Peanut Butter frosting – and sprinkled with Green & Black’s organic hot chocolate mix.

Oh, and another thing: I could have made at least 4-5 more cupcakes, but I confess I ate the remaining batter with a spoon while the second batch was in the oven. ;)