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Searching for recipe for Dorothy Muriel's chocolate cupcakes - ?

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Any chance anyone has ever seen a recipe for Dorothy Muriel's chocolate cupcakes with white (I believe cream cheese) frosting? (Any chance anyone out there even remembers Dorothy Muriel's bakeries that used to be in and around the Boston area in the 50s and 60s?)

These cupcakes were my absolute favorite of any other sweet when I was young, but that was a very long time ago. I would love to get the recipe and show my grown children just how good things really were in the "good old days."

Brigham's Ice Cream bought Dorothy Muriel's way back when, then Hood bought Brigham's. I contacted Hood about the recipe, but they replied that they had bought only Brigham's and had no information about DM's recipes.

I wonder whether anyone has ever seen this recipe or whether any talented copycat who had ever had one of these cupcakes had ever successfully copied the recipe.

Would very much appreciate any replies.

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  1. I can't help with the cupcake recipe, but I have always lusted after their Beacon Hill cake, a bar cake,more like an angel cake than a butter cake, but springier and moister. It was topped with white frosting, with a yummy chocolate icing all around the sides. So if your cupcakes magically appear, maybe there is hope someone has the Beacon Hill cake too.