Friday, May 18, 2007

Devils Food Cupcakes

Why? Why...do I always think I will like meringue icings? I never do.May be it's the fluffy marshmallow-y goodness that seduces me.The cake part of the cupcake was incredible.It was tender and moist with mini chocolate chips through out the cake. The cake is a definite keeper, but the meringue icing will never be made again. ( I hope)The taste testers at work loved the cupcake including the icing. The "tasters" felt that the meringue icing complimented the dark rich cupcake.The cake part is too rich for a traditional american buttercream, maybe an italian buttercream?I am definitely going to tinker with Dorie Greenspan's "Devils Food White-Out Cake" for awhile longer.

11 comments:

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

The icing may not be a regular...but it looked beautiful! The cook doesn't have to love the icing, especially if the testers do.

Jasmine said...

I made this cake for the exbf's birthday a couple of months ago. I found it very sweet, but he really liked it.

j

walt said...

Hi:
Actually this has to do with macaroons (your 5/11 post) which, I might add look pretty good to me. Check out Kuidore at hppt://brandoesq.blogspot.com. Her current post doesn't provide much, but you can see she's got the technique. I'll bet she'd reply to you if you wrote.
walt

gigi said...

Walt, thank you for the link. I should have some free next week and I'll give the cookies another go!

Victoria said...

You don't know me but I read your blog hell often. =)the cupcakes look devilicious though but yes, I've made the marshmallow icing a few times and I'm just more of a sticky kinda fluffy cream cheese icing-its got more substance. =)

Freya and Paul said...

I find meringue icing to be a little too sweet although they do have a certain cloud-like beauty! I'm a buttercream girl all the way!

Garrett said...

Mmmm... devil's food. Personally, I think I have made a decision that I do not like meringue all that much. It's okay sometimes, but only with fruit i think, would have to try with chocolate.

Kristen said...

They look like they tasted delicious. Beautiful cupcakes, as always!

Adrienne said...

i want these!

Julius said...

Hi,

I love your blog!

Your posting encouraged me to try the white-out chocolate cake recipe too. My results are at

http://occasionalbaker.blogspot.com

Have a great day!

Julius

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