Thursday, September 30, 2010

Amaretto and Espresso

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A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times had an article about how Chef Chole and her vegan cupcakes beat out the competition on Cupcake Wars.  I must admit, I love my Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World book - the recipes are delicious and no one eats them and says "are these vegan?"  Personally, I think that vegan cupcakes tend to be a lot more moist and flavorful.  

At any rate, I decided to give one of Chef Chloe's recipes a whirl.  She posted her winning recipe, raspberry tiramisu cupcakes, on her blog.  I was pretty excited about it, until the cake part came out dense like rocks.  I'm really not too sure what happened.  I threw them out and made the cake from Martha Stewart's tiramisu cupcakes (online here).  That cake comes out nice and spongy, perfect for drizzling the amaretto-espresso soaking syrup.  

The recipe is a lot of work, but I would definitely recommend checking it out here.  I topped them with some homemade chocolate hearts.  I don't drink coffee, so I didn't think that the cupcakes tasted great, but they were a huge hit with everyone else that ate them :)

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2 comments:

  1. They look cute~
    One of the reasons I don't like new recipes is because you can never tell what will go wrong. It's a pain to put that much work into something which flops! I also hate wasting the money. I like using places like allrecipes because they rate the recipe, and you don't have to rely on a personal, one person claim.

    How did you make the hearts?

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  2. Oh my gosh, they sound amazing. I always, always try new recipes at the worst times possible - usually when I'm getting paid for the goods :P

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