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!