Hello Sweet Readers!
Here is the April installment of the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club. This month's cuppie was chosen by Jess from Cookbook Habit and in the book, they are called "Jumbo Creme Filled Cupcakes".
I started my improvisions by not making them jumbo, and I am glad I did. Honestly, I think as a whole, they tasted great, but the cupcakes individually were sub par, in my opinion. The cupcakes were a basic chocolate and they came out too crumbly for me. I was not a fan of the texture and the taste was somewhat bland for a chocolate cupcake. She has many more versions of chocolate cupcakes in her book, which I love. This was not one of them, so it was better to have them small and filled with the yummy marshmallow buttercream filling.
The recipe also calls for no frosting, except for a smidgen of the creme on top. No way. Even if the cupcake itself had been fabulous, you know I am not one to have a cupcake with such minimal frosting. So I added some ganache and, again, it helped.
Overall, the cupcake was good, but I will never make the chocolate base again. I also love the look of frosting swirled atop a cupcakes, so it's not one of my favorite looking cupcakes. It was fun to make and eat, though!
Be sure to check out my other fellow bloggers baking along with me this month at http://mscclub.blogspot.com/!