A chocolate cupcake with chocolate chips in the batter AND chocolate cream cheese frosting?! Chocolate overload? Yes... but in a delicious way. To start off, I am a huge HUGE dessert fan. At a restaurant, whenever the server asks if we would like dessert, my family laughs and looks in my direction because they know I am powerless to the dessert menu. The point of that story is that I have had my fair share of overly sweet desserts. They are always very tasty, but something you can only eat a couple bites of (unless you are me and still demolish the entire thing).
So when I was looking for my next cupcake recipe, I was a little skeptical on the chocolaty sweetness of these cupcakes. I was actually pretty excited to attempt these since I had yet to make a cream cheese based frosting.
|Here is the batter. Again, instead of using chocolate chips I opted for chopping up semi sweet baking chocolate. The batter tasted awesome, and went they were baking in the oven my whole apartment smelled so good!|
|The consistency of these cakes was almost brownie like. They were really heavy and dense but still melted in my mouth.|
|Yes, I am aware that these are not the prettiest cupcakes (my roommates said the frosting looked a bit like cat poop) but they were delicious!|
I am so glad I gave these a try! I am also glad I only made a half batch, otherwise I know I would have eaten all 24 of them. If you give these a try, I would suggest using a really wide tip for piping and just sort of dollop (yes I just used that word) the frosting on so it looks prettier. Again, these are not at all overly sweet. I think these would definitely please everyone.