Tuesday's with Dorie ~ Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

I recently joined Tuesdays With Dorie. Laurie of Quirky Cupcake formed Tuesdays With Dorie as a form of accountability for baking at least once a week using the cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. I already love it and hubby isn’t complaining about being my taste taster. In fact he is throwing in his own suggestions, a couple of which I incorporated for him with this recipe. He is took these with him to a football party on Sunday and they were a BIG success.

Clara of I Heart Food4Thought chose, Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes* on pages 215-217

Being new to TWD I didn’t want to miss doing this week but as much as we love chocolate around here, we’re not big chocolate cake fans. So, I added a heaping tablespoon of a strong instant coffee to the batter for a bit of an espresso flavor. Hubby gave it a 2 thumbs up. They took only 20 minutes and were much moister than last week’s Pumpkin Muffins (I think the coffee helped there as well as the shorter cooking time). We’re not big on bittersweet chocolate either and I had some cream cheese frosting left. So, I used the glaze on just a few, the cream cheese frosting on a few and the mixed the remainder of the glaze with the cream cheese frosting and did a few more. The mix of both the glaze and the cream cheese frosting was our favorite.

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Those look great! I love your idea of mixing the frosting.

My husband loves TWD too. He keeps asking, “What’s this week’s treat?” (Sometimes he complains if it isn’t something he really likes. But oddly enough, he somehow manages to eat them anyway… 😉 )


Oh wow. I bet the instant coffee was an awesome compliment to the chocolate. Glad hubs and CWs enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for baking with me this week!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought