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Nov 15, 2008 06:13 PM

Georgetown cupcake recipe in Post?

Any one attempt to make the chocolate ganache recipe printed a few wks ago in the Washington Post?

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  1. I didn't realize that they posted the g-town cupcake recipe!!!

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    1. re: beauxgoris

      wet to G-town cupcake for the first time today- and loved it. i admit i ate 3 cupcakes!
      (but i also walked 8 plus miles on the crescent trail to get there.) All moist & flavorful!

      1) coconut
      2)choc/choc ganache
      3)choc/peanut butter

    2. Haven't tried it yet, but here's a link to the recipe itself:

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        1. re: chicken kabob

          If anyone makes these please give us a review. I'd love to hear how close they really are to the cupcakes they sell.

          1. re: beauxgoris

            My wife may be making them for Christmas. Getting the Valhrona chocolate powder has been impossible. Sur la table has run out and Williams Sonoma, Dean and Deluca, Whole Foods, and Wegmans don't have it.

            1. re: ffxjack

              I order cocoa powder from They have Valhrona in 250g, 1Kg, and 3Kg bags. They also now carry Callebaut in 1Kg and 5Kg bags. The last time I bought 1Kg bags of each. Both are very rich in color, aroma, and taste. I'd recommend the Callebaut as it's much cheaper ($14 vs $24 for 1Kg bag) and just as good.

              I've made the Post's recipe twice now and both times they were pretty good. I like Marcel Desaulniers' recipe from _Death by Chocolate_. Attached is a photo of my last batch of the Post's recipe.

      1. here's another Georgetown Cupcake recipe:
        It was posted on Martha Stewart's site

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        1. re: discojing

          this one is for Vanilla/Chocolate (election day) cupcakes

        2. I tried the recipe and it was great. I used regular Hershey's chocolate and it was still good.

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          1. re: MoniRosa

            There's no reason why it wouldn't be just fine with Hershey in lieu of Valrhona.
            I needed a small quantity of ganache in a hurry over Chistmas and was in too much of a hurry to do the math for the recipe I usually use. Then, all I had was plain old Nestle's Toll House Morsels.
            It came it great.
            This is a good basic chocolate-y recipe.

            1. re: MakingSense

              Has anyone else made these? I'm interested to hear more reviews! I found the chocolate called for at Rodman's in D.C. (they actually have a great selection of quality chocolates) but I haven't had time to make them yet!