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Baby Banana (still) Bakes

February 25, 2008

For Valentine’s day this year, I thought my wife and her our lover, Jen, needed some chocolate goodness to show them how much I care.

Witness: The Death by Chocolate Cupcake

This ain’t no joke, I started with 4oz. of chopped unsweetened chocolate.dscf0016.jpg

Which was carefully melted over a double boiler.
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And after mixing in the usual suspects: sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs, yogurt, the batter was poured and set in the oven to bake. Once cooled, the cupcake tops depress a bit which makes them easier to cut in half for the filling.

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The filling consisted of semi-sweet chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla and a few pats of butter, chilled and then whipped.

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Once the cupcakes were filled and had time to set, they were turned upside down and doused in chocolate ganache, a very messy job.

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Another hour or so of setting, and a fresh strawberry coulis, we have the finished product.

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Ah, love.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2008 1:41 pm

    I want. 🙂

  2. February 25, 2008 1:58 pm

    SOO Delicious! And I have two in my fridge that I have not yet touched, but plan to tonight with some leftover Oscar punch. Ahhhh, life is good

  3. Clussy permalink
    February 25, 2008 3:35 pm

    Good night woman! The last picture almost made he have to change. I’m glad that you 3 got to indulge in some sweet sweet loving (of chocolate minus an actual death) together. Cheers to you for always spreading the love.

  4. February 25, 2008 3:53 pm

    It sorta reminds me of your volcano cake. 🙂

  5. February 25, 2008 4:36 pm

    That looks fabulous! And I am sure it tastes even better. Great job!

  6. JessT permalink
    February 27, 2008 11:01 pm

    Davera ate the last two for breakfast and I almost killed him!

  7. Anonymous permalink
    March 31, 2008 9:40 am

    impressive. i told you that you were creative.

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