This cupcake was chosen by Jess from Cookbook Habit. You can find it on page 133 of Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. This batter mixed up pretty quickly. It seemed like a basic chocolate cake recipe moistened with sour cream. I think sour cream is pretty much awesome in most baked items so I was hoping for better. These mixed up not super thick but did take some spreading in the tin. The batter had a nice taste to it so I was starting to think these might not be the typical dry Martha cupcake. I was wrong. This is probably the first cupcake that I didn't even want to give away. I actually did 6 jumbo cupcakes and 12 regular size. I would not do these jumbo ever again. It's one thing to have a couple of bites of dry cupcake but the Jumbo was just too much.
Please forgive the photography. My nice camera is having issues. These are the Jumbos. I buttered and dusted the tin with cocoa powder. 5 of the six came out okay. There is something about the cupcake wrapper that makes cuppies look pretty. I think I prefer that (plus the wrappers are much less time consuming).
On a lighter note (although not actually light in any way), the creme did turn out pretty well. When I say not light I mean it though. It is made with 1 and a half cups Marshmallow Creme and 1 stick of butter. That's it. Seriously. Butter and sugar whipped up together into a pretty creme, really is wonderful. The ONLY good part about this cupcake was the creme. Really.
I know my posts are few and far between but please be patient. We are moving in July and I'm hoping to be posting more starting August/September. Can't wait. :) Next month: Tres Leches Cupcakes. MMMMMM.