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TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Fudge Cupcake Icing

This week we visited the website of Saint Cupcake, a cupcake bakery in Portland, Oregon.

In addition to buttercream and cream cheese frostings, the busy bakers came up with a third concept: icing cupcakes by dipping them in chocolate sauce (a.k.a. hot fudge).

We like that idea—especially since our Top Pick Of The Week is Sassy Sauce’s delicious line of chocolate sauces (and caramel sauces).

A good chocolate sauce is like fudge-in-a-jar. Chocolate sauce becomes “hot fudge” (as opposed to calling it “hot chocolate”) when it’s heated to a liquid consistency. (There is no official definition of “hot fudge”; see our Dessert Sauce Glossary for details.)

To create our own hot fudge cupcake topping, we first tried using Sassy Sauce’s chocolate sauces (in Bittersweet, Peanut Butter, Spicy and Milk Chocolate Caramel) right from the jar at room temperature. In another test, we warmed the sauce slightly—10 seconds in the microwave.

 

We copied Saint Cupcake’s idea. Here, a
peanut butter cupcake frosted with
chocolate sauce and garnished with peanuts.
Photo courtesy SaintCupcake.com.

While we didn’t achieve the glossy sheen of Saint Cupcake’s version, both results were absolutely delicious.

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