TWD: Milk Chocolate Cupcakes

by Holly on February 2, 2010

Although this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is technically for Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes (as chosen by Kristin at I’m Right About Everything) I didn’t have the right pan and really can’t purchase another pan right now (I’m pretty sure my husband would consider some sort of mayhem at this point if I try to bring anything else into our kitchen).
I instead just tried to make the batter into cupcakes, which worked fine with just a little bit of sinking in the middle of the cakes. I also chose to just dust them with a little powdered sugar and keep things simple for serving.
The only other change I made to the original recipe was to follow Dorie’s directions in the Playing Around section for using buttermilk in the batter. The flavor of these cakes was really quite light and delicate without too much of an overwhelmingly chocolatey flavor at all. In fact, I was reminded most of the flavor of most red velvet cakes I’ve had which don’t have too much of a pronounced flavor either – somewhere in between chocolate and vanilla. They were tender and we enjoyed them, but they weren’t really a favorite of ours. I imagine with the addition of the nut swirl and the chocolate glaze they have more flavor too them.
Be sure to check in with the rest of the TWD Bakers to see what this recipe looks like without all the fiddling!
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Sarah, Maison Cupcake February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

These look really pretty, I am sure they taste great whatever shape they are.

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Jennifer February 2, 2010 at 11:59 am

These little cupcakes look divine!!!!

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vibi February 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm

LOL LOL I think husbands of the TWD or the DB, must be all alike then! LOL I'm with you on the mayhem bit! LOL

Great change nevertheless… creativity is mother of husbands forbidden molds! lol

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Susan February 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Your cupcakes look so pretty. I thought about looking for mini bundt pans, but, like you, thought the hubby might freak! I have pans in the kitchen and pans in a closet in a spare bedroom. Pans and cookbooks…I can resist!

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Manggy February 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Oh no, I would have hoped it would have a more pronounced chocolate flavor. They do look very pretty though! 🙂

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Nichi February 2, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Yours look great and besides how many times can someone use a mini-bundt anyway.

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Sweet and Savory February 2, 2010 at 9:47 pm

These came out differently but just as appealing. They have a lighter look which you were going for. I have to try these also. Isn't it wonderful how one recipe can provide us with so much good variation?

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Memória February 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Your cupcakes look fabulous. I just want to reach in and grab one! YUM!

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Caleb February 3, 2010 at 2:10 am

I found your food blog going through a few links. Glad I ran into it. Didn’t know that the food blog/recipe community was so big online. I love your posts!

I was wondering if you would like to exchange links. I’ll drop yours on my site and you drop mine on yours. Email at ramendays@yahoo.com or stop by my site and drop a comment. Let me know if you would like to do a link exchange.

Cheers,
Caleb
http://www.ramendays.com

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Katrina February 3, 2010 at 3:23 am

Innovative! Way to make it work.

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Tracey February 4, 2010 at 2:40 am

Kudos for making this work without buying another pan 🙂 I can usually resist new pans, it's cookbooks I struggle with! They look wonderful and I'm glad you liked them, even if they weren't a favorite.

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Shaheen February 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm

LOVE milk chocolates. I cannot believe that I missed this recipe in her book. This ALWAYS happens to me – I think I've read the baking book so that I know when to refer to it, and every once in a while, the TWD group surprises me with something new that I never found in the book myself! eheh

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The Queen of Quite a Lot February 9, 2010 at 2:30 am

I think the cupcakes look great! Thanks for baking with me this week!

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