Chocolate Colorado Rockies Cupcakes

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yippee! The Colorado Rockies made it to the World Series!

Although I am sad my Anaheim Angels were knocked out, I'm now pulling for the Colorado Rockies. My co-worker's brother is on the coaching staff of this extremely hot team. So I decided to make Chocolate Colorado Rockies Cupcakes.

Here comes the lazy part of cooking... I didn't have any milk nor buttermilk in the house and I was reluctant to head over to my janky Ralphs to pick something up. Luckily, I found two recipes that only used ingredients found in my kitchen.

For the chocolate cupcake, I made the Devil's Food cake from Martha Stewart. This is very similar to Mrs. Milman's chocolate cake that's also on her website, but instead of buttermilk, it uses sour cream (which, for some reason, I had in abundance in the refrigerator).

The frosting. Wow. The frosting. For the frosting, I found a recipe on Oprah's website from the famous Sprinkles bakery. It calls for a lot of rich ingredients -- but no buttermilk or milk! Scharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate, tons of powdered sugar, four sticks of butter, sour cream and vanilla make up this rich chocolatey frosting. I believe I over-whipped the frosting but it was 6 a.m. so please give me a break.

A boatload of powered sugar (1 1/2 pounds)...thank goodness I have my scale. I inserted the apple for scale.

10 ounces of yummy Scharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate
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