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Elegant cupcake recipe?

thesu Mar 28, 2008 10:45 PM

I'd like to make a birthday cake that people can just grab and eat. Cupcakes fit the description, but I'd like something a little fancier. I'm think about making Alice Medrich's fallen chocolate souffle cake (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...) in cupcake form. Do you have any other ideas?

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    randyjl Mar 29, 2008 06:36 PM

    Has anyone tried baking pound cake in cupcake cups. Does it do ok?

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    1. re: randyjl
      stellamystar Apr 1, 2008 12:54 PM

      I think IN the cups would be a mess - I'm not a fan of cupcake wrappers anyway - but, you could do them in a muffin tin..I dont think they would get the famous "muffin top" though....not enough rising power.

    2. mnosyne Mar 29, 2008 04:24 PM

      Le Pain Quotidien has these marvelous Belgian chocolate "brownies" made in cupcake papers--they're SOOO rich and good, and very popular!

      http://wednesdaychef.typepad.com/the_...

      1. Tehama Mar 29, 2008 12:25 PM

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/488703

        These cupcakes are not only scrumptious, but the gorgeous ganache frosting is like edible, shimmery silk

        1. Adrienne Mar 29, 2008 11:44 AM

          Some sources for now or future cupcake needs; these blogs are all cupcake-centric.

          http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/
          http://ecupcake.blogspot.com/index.html
          http://cupcakeblog.com/
          http://cupcakemylove.blogspot.com/
          http://www.cupcakeproject.com/
          http://cupcaketastic.blogspot.com/
          http://gigicakes.blogspot.com/
          http://howtoeatacupcake.blogspot.com/

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          1. re: Adrienne
            Amuse Bouches Apr 1, 2008 02:41 PM

            I was going to recommend cupcakeblog.com as well. The pictures are gorgeous and her recipes always sound delicious and many are very elegant.

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            seconds Mar 29, 2008 09:12 AM

            These two cupcake recipes are very good and can definitely be elegant:

            Coconut Cupcakes
            http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_21486,00.html

            Cinnamon-Scented Devil's Food Cupcakes
            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

            The coconut cupcakes are very rich, but excellent.

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