Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Food Porn!

Last night I made cupcakes for one of my coworkers since today is his last day. I had seen Nic's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes and had vowed to make them someday. Here was my chance!
Waiting for frosting and a kiss!

Both the cake and the frosting were easy to make, and wow- they were delicious. I doubled the frosting recipe since I wanted to pipe it onto each cupcake but I ended up having a bit leftover. I finished making them last night at around 10:00 PM and covered them with foil. They kept beautifully and were a huge hit with everyone today. The cake was moist and very chocolatey - even though I used plain old Hershey's cocoa since I had some left and had ran out of my Scharffen Berger. The batter was almost like chocolate pudding. I did use French butter (Plugrá) and free range eggs that I buy every week at Mistuwa market. The yolks are so bright and orange...they must make some difference, no? The frosting was peanut buttery but not overpowering. Anyone who loves Reese's Peanut Butter Cups will love these.

What's the food porn, you ask? Well, seeing that the color of the frosting is not unlike skin color, it just sort of struck me that they look like, well......you see.

Cupcakes all in a row

Oh- I topped each with the new peanut butter filled Hershey's kisses to keep with the theme.

Enjoy!



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7 comments:

Nic said...

Beautiful job - they look fantastic!

Jeni said...

Oishii-so!

kaicito said...

you certainly have a lively imagination :D
sekushii! lol

Luisa said...

I know where you're going with that thought - have you seen The Amateur Gourmet's Janet Jackson Super Bowl Nipple Slip Cupcakes? ;)

Carlyn said...

The cupcakes look delicious ( and I'm sure they taste delicious, too). Very attractive, too...tee hee

Tokyoastrogirl said...

Nic: I couldn't have done it without your recipe, thanks!

Jeni: Oishii yo. Tsukutte mite ne?

Kaicito: I just call em like I see em:)

Luisa: I haven't seen that since I have some web blocker on my computer at work, but I will check it out at home. AG is hilarious.

Carlyn: they really were delicious and thanks.

Pretty Pretty said...

Wow! This rocks! I need to visit here more often. You are inspirational!