Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I started to call this post "Happy Accidents", but I'm afraid it wasn't like that. It was a full-blown mistake.
My order from the coffee shop was for German Chocolate Cupcakes. Oh sure, that's easy--"no problem" was, I believe, my response. But do you realize how many recipes there are for German Chocolate Cake? I finally settled on Magnolia Bakery's recipe for the cake, and The Domestic Goddess' recipe for the filling, which can be found here.
I first made the filling, which specifies condensed milk along with the traditional ingredients of egg yolks, coconut and pecans. But I got a little bit distracted and added the German Sweet Chocolate into the pan with the rest of the ingredients! It had already melted into yummy, buttery, chocolatey gooey-ness before I noticed my mistake. It was delicious.
Magnolia's recipe is a little bit tender for cupcakes, and some of the cupcakes fell a bit in the middle, but the result is moist, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
After the cupcakes cooled, I dipped them in a nice chocolate glaze, which I found on Allrecipes here and added a generous dollop of the goofed-up chocolate filling on top.
Chocolate overload? Yes; but I sent some of the fallen rejects to the office where my husband works, and in the words of one of the staff, it was "better than sex". You be the judge.