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With 102 different flavors of stuffed cupcake,
you’ll be able to celebrate National Chocolate
Cupcake Day for many days to come. Photos
courtesy of The Petite Café.
||Very few people we know would decline to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day. So go out and buy a few or stay home and whip up a batch from your favorite recipe or mix.
- For quickie chocolate cupcakes, we like Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix. We substitute butter for the oil, add 1/2 cup sour cream for more density and richness and a cup of chocolate chips to the mix to be extra-devilish. Two dozen cupcakes come out of the oven in 18 to 21 minutes, ready for your favorite frosting.
- Want to send yourself (or someone equally deserving) some special chocolate cupcakes as a gift? Try the stuffed chocolate cupcakes from The Petite Café in Nutley, New Jersey. How about Bananarama, a chocolate and banana cupcake stuffed with Banana cappuccino mousse and topped with banana whipped cream? Blackout, a dark chocolate cupcake stuffed with dark chocolate icing and topped with more dark chocolate icing plus dark chocolate cake crumbs? The Long and Winding Rocky Road, a dark chocolate pecan cupcake stuffed with marshmallow mousse and topped with chocolate icing garnished with marshmallows and pecans? There are 102 flavors—banana, butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, coconut, mango, orange, vanilla and enough other flavors to drive a cupcake lover onto Cupcake Cloud 9.
- Allergic to gluten, peanuts, dairy and/or eggs? Buy Cherrybrook Kitchen’s chocolate cake mix or send ready-made yummy chocolate cupcakes that are dairy and egg-free (not gluten free) from Divvies (the chocolate cupcakes were so good, we made them a Top Pick Of The Week).
- Want a “special project?” Make these “burger” cupcakes: The “bun” is made of a vanilla cupcake, the “burger” a chocolate cupcake.
If you want to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day more than once a year, that’s OK with us.
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