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25 Oct 2009

Devils Food Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

This weeks SMS was supposed to be a huge layered devils food cake, smothered in peanut butter frosting, but as you can see, I decided to scale down the recipe and make cupcakes instead.


Not only are cupcakes much cuter than a layer cake, but I find a huge cake a lot harder to get rid of than their hand held counterparts. For example:

Me: 'hello mister postman/window cleaner/anybody who happens across my house. Would you like a cupcake?'
House Caller: 'Why yes, that would be lovely, thank you'
Me: *hands over cupcake, smiles and closes the door*

Rather than:

Me: 'Hello mister postman/window cleaner/anybody who happens across my house. Would you like a slice of cake?'
House Caller: 'Why yes, that would be lovely, thank you'
Me: 'How wonderful, let me cut you a slice, hold on, I'll also grab you a plate. Oh, and you'll need a fork too, won't you... and a napkin?'

See the difference?

Anyway, I digress. The cupcakes were awesome, utterly awesome! Saying this, I did use a different frosting recipe to the one Melissa stated in the book as I feel six sticks of butter is a little too close to a heart attack for my liking.

Check out the wonderful Holly of Phe/MOM/enon for the recipe and as always check the SMS ladies for more cakey deliciousness!


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32 comments:

Stephanie said...

I did cupcakes, too. You're are cute. I love the chips decoration. You're right! People are much more likely to say yes to a ready-to-serve cupcake than a big ol' cake you have to slice and plop on a plate. They go much quicker around here than regular cake does!

ABowlOfMush said...

These looks gorgeous, must be really delicious!

Susan said...

Looking at your cupcakes (and reading about how to share your baked goodies) makes me wish I had done cupcakes too. Yours are darling with the mini chips on them.

Jacqueline said...

They do look great and I did enjoy your little role playing. It made me smile :)

Nina said...

The role playing was so clever and cute. I do admit it is easier to do cupcakes...which is why I bake cupcakes all the time. It's easier to NOT have them in the house for everyone to get fat off of.

These were so cute! The mini chocolate chips seem like a great addition!

Mrs. G said...

Cute cupcakes!

Lucie said...

these looks delish, you have the piping of the frosting down to a fine art by the look of it, mine never look as good as that.

Lucie x
http://cookingatmarystow.blogspot.com/

booksandbakes said...

These look fantastic! And peanut butter icing...mmmm, the decadence... Why share when you can eat?

Rosie of BooksAndBakes

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look so pretty and luscious! A great flavor combo, mmmhhh!

Cheers,

Rosa

C said...

They look really gorgeous - love the piping of the frosting and the artful scatter of chocolate chips! I keep seeing peanut butter in cakes and it's making me crave.....mmm, peanut butter!

Flourchild said...

Yep next time it's cupcakes for me too. Your so right they are much easier to give away! Your frosting looks fantastic! I didn't use the six sticks either..it's not only a heart attack waiting to happen but a butt waiting to explode lol!

pinkstripes said...

It's true! and people don't grab slices of cake and run back to their desk.
Your cupcakes look fabulous!

lakegirl said...

Your cupcakes look great! Love the mini chips!

lakegirl said...

Your frosting is beautiful! I love the mini chips!

k.a.r.e.n said...

Your cupcakes are so cute! the hubs demanded a huge cake and I had to schlep half of it to work for everyone else!

Karin said...

Exactly why I made cupcakes too! I love the chocolate chips on top- they are so darn cute!

Joanne said...

These look fabulous. I love the chocolate chips! You site is just beautiful!

We have nominated you for an award, take a look http://www.inspiredtaste.net/recipes/roasted-tomato-sauce-with-mint-and-feta-cheese

Thanks, Joanne and Adam

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Cupcakes rock. Remind me to apply for the postal carrier position in your neighbourhood.

Shandy said...

Very cute cupcakes with the swirled frosting and chips for decoration. Love them!

margot said...

Cute little cupcakes, perfect for sharing. Portability plays a huge part in how much of a recipe I decide to make.

thewhimsicalcupcake.wordpress.com said...

i made 24 minis, 12 regular sized ones and STILL had batter left over (guess i should have scaled it down) and they weren't any easier to get rid of. i guess i had too many :)

hannah | honey & jam said...

mmmm, those look terrific.

Heather said...

These are so cute - a "must copy" for me. I agree that cupcakes are so much easier to share with people.

Claire said...

Hooray for cupcakes! Double hooray for chocolate & peanut butter!

NQN said...

Hehe you had me at the name! :D

MewMike said...

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Heather said...

Me again! Have just sent you an award for your lovely blog, so stop by when you get a moment. Sherrytrifle.

SUGAR B said...

One of the best combos in the world. I want one, please.

Ingrid said...

Ha-ha! I liked how you presented your case for cupcakes over cake!
~ingrid

Candy Girl said...

Your cupcakes are adorable!

Dharm said...

The cupcakes look great! I love the Hello mr postman comparison! So true!

Cousin B said...

Love your blog! And your recipes are fantastic...Great pictures displaying them too....makes me want to eat! That's not a good thing ya know...