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Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes - Happy Halloween!!

Posted Jan 22 2009 6:20pm
Happy Halloween!!
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Clara of I Heart Food 4 Thought. You can find the full recipe on Clara's site or by purchasing the book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

First, I mixed up the batter in my KitchenAid. Love, love, love my mixer. :)
Then I used my ice cream scoop to evenly divide the batter into 12 cupcakes and threw them in the oven.

They came out of the oven and seemed kinda -- well -- flat. They didn't rise much at all. Does it seem weird that baking soda and baking powder were both in this recipe? Can someone explain to me how these ingredients work?
But anyway, I had short cupcakes.

But I made ganache and frosted them anyway.

Then, I picked the orange M & M's out of a bag to put on top of the cupcakes to give them a "halloweenie" feel. I only ate one of these and I thought it was pretty good. Very rich and chocolaty. I took them to the yearbook girls yesterday and they just picked at them. I think it was too much chocolate for their taste buds.
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