Sunday, October 23, 2011

double chocolate cupcakes

Last year a friend gave me a Food Network desk calendar for Christmas. It's fun: each day I get a new recipe or food trick, etc. Occasionally, it declares a certain day "National Pie Day" or "National Coffee Day" (I tend to think everyday is National Coffee day.) Well, apparently this past Tuesday, 10/18, was National Chocolate Cupcake Day.

To celebrate, I share a very very chocolatey cupcake recipe: north douglas chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting topped with chocolate ganache.
Yes, frosting on top of frosting.
Yes, chocolate on top of chocolate on top of chocolate.
This cupcake is nothing if not over the top but sometimes, that is all that will do.

double chocolate cupcakes

for the cupcakes:
follow the cake recipe here, except divide the batter into cupcake pans and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
1st frosting: follow the recipe for north douglas chocolate buttercream.

for the ganache:
follow the ganache recipe from here.
2nd frosting: once the ganache is cool, then glaze over the buttercream frosted cupcakes.

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