Monday, August 23, 2010

Taste and Create 3 Year Anniversary - Devils Food Cupcakes


Taste & Create has turned 3 years old. Taste&Create was started as a food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. It has also been to help new and not so well known bloggers get their foot in the door of the foodie community. This is my first Taste & Create event.

To celebrate Taste & Create's third birthday, we have been asked to create a dessert from our allocated partner's blog. My blog partner for this event is Becky of Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves. Becky has a lot of cupcakes on her site, so I chose to make one of her cupcake recipes as my dessert. My selection was the Devils Food Cupcakes that Becky made for her granddaughter's 17th birthday. You can find the recipe and Becky's post here.



These cakes are meant to be triple chocolate - chocolate cake, chocolate morsels and chocolate icing, but I ran out of cocoa and couldn't find any more at the supermarket, so my buttercream frosting is vanilla instead of chocolate. I also found that I needed roughly a cup more flour than stated in the recipe (perhaps because I used gluten free flour?), and my cupcakes needed to bake for around 35 minutes rather than the 15-20 minutes stated in the recipe (perhaps a combination of my slow oven and the fact that my cupcakes were probably bigger than the recipe stated, as I only got 18 cupcakes instead of 24). I otherwise made the recipe exactly as written.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is pretty much a one pot job - everything goes in together, with only two steps. This makes them quick and easy to make. They are also chocolatey enough to please any chocoholic (although the cake flavour comes from cocoa, not chocolate). I especially liked the fluffy buttercream frosting - it wasn't greasy at all.

Thanks to Nicole for hosting Taste & Create, and to Becky for her recipe. It's always fun to "meet" other bloggers. Happy third birthday Taste & Create!

13 comments:

Gloria said...

Dear Cakelaw these look amazing !! really delicious! x gloria

Johanna GGG said...

I have spent too many hours of my life searching for cocoa in supermarkets - I swear they keep hiding it! Love those chocolate cakes - even with the vanilla buttercream icing I am sure they would be chocolatey enough

Cakelaw said...

Hi Johanna, yes, it's crazy. Sometimes it is in the coffee aisle, sometimes in the cake ingredients aisle - but where my local Coles hides it is anyone's guess.

The Caked Crusader said...

Chocolatey sponge is always a winner! These look great.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh my mouth started watering when I saw the picture showing most moist and delicious the crumb looks! :D

Barbara Bakes said...

Taste & Create sounds like a fun event. I'll have to go check it out. You can't go wrong with picking a yummy chocolate cupcake.

SteelCityFlan said...

Devil's food cake is so wonderful because it's super easy to make and requires minimal cleanup :D These looks delicious.

Juliana said...

Oh! This cupcakes look so yummie...love it!

sarah @ For the Love of Food said...

Great looking cakes - and a lovely idea to share recipes across blogs!

jillbert said...

Your cupcakes look delicious! As much as I love chocolate, they look really good with the white frosting.

Becky said...

Your cupcakes look amazing, and they turned out well. It was nice to "meet' you.
Becky Baking and Cooking

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks like an awesome event! I'm totally checking it out :) I'm going to try and do it next month. The cupcakes look awesome too. I'm a big fan of vanilla icing with chocolate cupcakes. It's my favorite combo :)

Betty said...

these look great :O) xx