Chocolate Cupcake, Cream Cheese filling with Cream Cheese frosting
Chocolate Cupcake, Chocolate Cream Cheese filling with Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting
Today just seemed like a chocolate cupcake day. I truly do love baking these little bits of goodness. And, they are incredibly easy to pull together.
Choosing the filling and frosting was a bit problematic today since I had so many choices. My life partner made a request for crab apple filling (we found some crab apple jam at a nearby market this summer - score!). I cored and filled five cupcakes with this amazing yumminess. Side note: I was looking for fresh cherries this morning for a cherry chocolate combination - no such luck.
A friend suggested cream cheese filling. Oh yes. That's the ticket. I've planned a chocolate and cream cheese cake for next week, but it sounded perfect for today's cupcakes. Bonus: I had an unopened container of chocolate cream cheese as well.
I cored and filled one dozen cupcakes with a cream cheese and vanilla buttercream filling. So decadent. I practiced this smooth swirl using my Wilton 1A piping tip. I love the little tip at the top of each swirl - somehow I managed to make the icing consistency just right. Anyway, chocolate and cream cheese go together.
Another dozen cupcakes were cored and filled with a chocolate cream cheese filling and frosted with a chocolate cream cheese buttercream frosting. I tasted a bit of the icing ... it was as good as it sounded. Yikes!
|Putting the cupcakes back on a tray headed for the cake refrigerator.|
Baking these cupcakes was just right. I do love messing around with buttercream and switching up the flavor profile. Also, it's fun to decorate little cakes.
Side note: Photographing food, especially cupcakes and cake, must be a specialty! I need a food stylist and some photography lessons and probably something else I don't know about. I took a sries of pictures moving this silk rose around. To me, they all look a bit....not right? I'm not using them on the blog, but included them here to share my food stylists shortcomings.
I'm not sure, but I think this is as close as I can get to photographing a chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting.