Skip to main content

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with White Chocolate Icing

The inspiration for these cupcakes came from probably my favourite blog that I follow: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. I love her posts.  Not only does she have great recipes and fabulous pictures to go with them her antidotes are always entertaining and insightful. I want to try every recipe. This was my first pick.

I learned very quickly that it's not easy to replicate this recipe when you live in Canada.  I could find a family size box of brownie mix, so I settled on using my mom's brownie recipe instead and didn't change anything.  I ended up with 22 cupcakes from one recipe.  Then my search for Hershey's Bliss White Chocolate Meltaways became a quest.  I was only able to find a mixed bag with 3 different flavours.  With only 5 white chocolate squares in each bag I really couldn't justify spending all that money to get enough white cholocate squares.  So, I decided to try Lindor White Chocolate Truffles instead.  I only had to go to two stores find these.  I put half of one in each cupcake.  Next time I'll use a whole one. For the icing I melted 10 truffles and need 4-5 cups of icing sugar to get the icing the consistency I like.  Next time I figure I can get away with using plain white chocolate melted in.  It is really good!

There are so many cupcake liners out there to choose from but the only problem is that the design and colour is lost when you make a dark cake.  I love the idea of doubling up on the liner.  I baked them in the plain white liner and then set them in a Valentine's themed liner after they cooled. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Shower Cake

One of the teams on my floor had me make a cake for one of their co-workers going on off on mat leave earlier this month.  She doesn't know the sex of the baby so I made it as neutral as possible.  This was an 8" two layer chocolate cake.  I just used some circle cutters to make the polka dots and the lettering.


The unofficial shot of the cake I caught Willow trying to get at the cake. She got pretty close before I shooed her away.

Owl in Tree for Lindsay

Shocking that inspiration for this cake came from Pinterest which in turn came from the blog the Bitten Word which in turn came from the November 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living.  I'm sure that in the baking world you could play Six Degrees of Martha Stewart no problem.  One day I might actually make this cake, but the only part of this recipe I used was the caramel, and it was only half the recipe. I used the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe for the cake.  You really can't go wrong with this recipe and I have no desire to deviate.


This is part II of Lindsay's birthday celebration.  She is an amazing friend, well, the best friend a girl could ask for, so naturally she deserves the best cake.  I knew that chocolate and caramel would be a winning combination for her.  Then for the decorating I didn't want to cover it in fondant as I still think covering this icing is a crime against nature!  On the other hand I find decorating chocolate a challenge.  Fortunately I found…

Toilet Paper Roll Birthday Cake

This was a fun cake to do.  At first I really wasn't sure how it would turn out.  In the end I thought it was hilarious.


So, I started off with an 8" two layer square vanilla base tier.  The filling was raspberry mascarpone mousse.  It is so good!  Then I covered it using the grass tip to look like carpet with buttercream icing.  I would have used the filling but I didn't drain out the seeds and they would have clogged up the tip.  It wouldn't have been pretty.  Instead I dyed it to match the filling as close as possible to make pink shag carpet.
For the toilet paper roll I did a 6" 3 layer cake and covered it in fondant.  I added an extra piece of fondant to make it look like the paper was unraveling.  On the top I added a black circle of fondant to look like the empty space from the roll.  Lastly, I took a toothpick and spun the cake around to make the indentations of a "roll" of toilet paper.
The signs I made out of fondant.  In the picture I was sen…