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16 September 2009

I’ve long had an infatuation with cupcakes:  p e t i t e  versions (and far more adorable and less in calories) of their cake counterparts. I must admit I do watch Martha Stewart religiously, following her cult-favorite “Cookie of the Day” & weekly cupcakes special. Mm.

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Alas I perfected my recipe for the (in my humble opinion, of course) the most moist, double chocolate cupcakes. (With chocolate frosting of course). My secret? Adding a good amount of instant espresso into the batter. It’s no revelation of any sort, but I am allowed to bask in the euphoria of a domestic goddess after producing such delicious goodness.

So I’m a bit proud at the moment. (:

P.S.: Do ignore the Easter paper liners, I was out of normal, non-seasonal ones (currently on the hunt for brown liners!)

P.P.S.: I failed to mention earlier how much I adore Meream & her craftiness; check out my personalized scrap-link via her blog; it is so me! Thank you thank you thank you, love!

bisous, xx

63 Comments leave one →
  1. 16 September 2009 9:38 pm

    They look sooo yummy!

  2. 16 September 2009 9:48 pm

    Ooh! Recipe please! They look DELICIOUS!!! I have never made cupcakes before…these are too cute to eat! 😉

  3. Clare permalink
    16 September 2009 9:58 pm

    Yummy! You did such a good job, they look gorgeous. I hope they tasted delightful!

  4. 16 September 2009 10:03 pm

    Yummm, I LOVE cupcakes. Doll, you absolutely must, must, must at some point (if you haven’t gone already), go to Magnolia Bakery…they are the most amazing cupcakes I’ve ever had in my life! =)
    These look fabulousss though (and I’ve been craving chocolate like mad lately, so this is just not helping).
    You’re so lovely!

    • 16 September 2009 10:03 pm

      @Brigadeiro: I most definitely will post the recipe later on (:

      @Clare: Thank you! They were quite delicious, if I may say so myself (;

      @Allison: O h m y g o o d n e s s . I am obsessed with Magnolia! (: We must go together one day! (:

  5. Hannah permalink
    16 September 2009 10:03 pm

    They look scrumptious! Have you seen It’s my latest inspiration. I recently made their coconut cupcakes and they were magnifique, if I do say so myself. 🙂

    • 16 September 2009 10:05 pm

      @Hannah: Shall we add that to the list of things we have in common? I positively a d o r e that site; I visit it obsessively (: xx

  6. thebaglady permalink
    16 September 2009 10:09 pm

    You have multiple talents, my dear.

    Let’s add baking to the mile long list, shall we? 🙂

    and they look SO beautiful & SO good, yummy (I’m sure) & aesthetically pleasing! RECIPE PLEASE !!

    • 16 September 2009 10:10 pm

      @thebaglady: Aww, you’re the sweetest! (: Thank you! I will most definitely include the recipe in a later post (:

  7. 16 September 2009 10:19 pm

    Those look so delicious. Now I’m hungry.

  8. 16 September 2009 10:39 pm

    Yummy! I always preferred cupcakes to regular cakes. Not only because, as you mentioned, of the calories but also due to them being so much incredibly cuter.

  9. 16 September 2009 10:55 pm

    i want the ! i’m love baking…
    and those look sooo good.

  10. 16 September 2009 10:55 pm

    Those cupcakes look SO yummy & I wouldn’t have even known they were lined with easter paper! You did an amazing job on the frosting, btw!!

    • 16 September 2009 10:56 pm

      @Christine: Thank you! (: I love frosting & icing cakes/cupcakes – it’s my favorite part (besides licking the bowl clean of batter (; ) xx

  11. 17 September 2009 12:28 am

    My goodness…three bloggers have seduced me with cupcakes this week! Must be a sign that I need to get some for myself.

    Enjoy your week.

  12. 17 September 2009 12:55 am

    Oh gawd…Cupcakes..they look so delicious~~ [I’m going to have to try the expresso tip one of these days] Yesterday, I just helped myself to a Cheesequake Blizzard [not really home made but..oh well] after working out. Yay meeeee…..ahahaha

    Enjoy the cupcakes!!
    E> An

    p.s. One of my new found friends recommended to add bacon bits to [chocolate chip?] cookies. He said the saltiness+sweetness was interesting but great. Another thing for me to try..but passing on to you! >;D

    • 17 September 2009 12:56 am

      @An: I neeeed to try that Cheesequake Blizzard – from DQ, right? (: Oh that sounds quite strange, but also quite interesting! Thanks for the tip love! xx

  13. 17 September 2009 1:08 am

    man those are making me hungry. I love mini cupcakes too b/c you get the indulgence without eating too much. I love the cupcakes my cousin makes – she’s a professional caterer and chef (you can see her goodies here – and my fave is when she injects the mini cupcakes with fillings inside. She does lemon curd, sour cream, mocha – you name it! And all different combos too of icing and toppings….now I really want some thinking about it.

    • 17 September 2009 1:09 am

      @Liv: Exactly! (: Oo, I’ll check out her blog now, I love a bit of food porn (; I looove making cupcakes with fillings: my current specialities are with lemon curd or rasperry filling and mexican chocolate pudding! (:

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  15. 17 September 2009 2:32 am

    those cupcakes look scrumptious

  16. 17 September 2009 4:20 am

    OMG! Even with my itchy eyes and throat due to my allergies I can clearly see and taste these DELICIOUSLY CHARMING CUPCAKES !!!:)

  17. 17 September 2009 5:09 am

    They look so yummy! I want one ^^ Sadly I don’t like baking at all, it takes too long!

  18. 17 September 2009 7:30 am

    LOVE cupcakes! My goal is to open a cupcake shop eventually 🙂 I get most of my cupcake liners from (they have solid brown ones).

    • 17 September 2009 7:31 am

      @Danielle: Aw (: You most definitely should! (and I’ll be sure to stop by and stuff my face with delicious adorableness!) Thanks for the suggestion; I’ll check it out! xx

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  20. 17 September 2009 8:03 am

    it looks incredeably yummy! 😀

  21. 17 September 2009 8:04 am

    Oooowww, you’re crual !
    I adore cupcakes, though more esthetically than everything else but yours look so so so good !!


    • 17 September 2009 8:05 am

      @rossovelvet: Mwahahaha (; Agreed – I think I love cupcakes because they’re aesthetically pleasing & so adorable! (: Thank you! xx

  22. 17 September 2009 8:37 am

    YUMMMMY! it looks so delicious… Mhmmmmm….


  23. 17 September 2009 9:28 am

    Yum chocolatey cupcakes 🙂

  24. thecatsound permalink
    17 September 2009 10:37 am


  25. 17 September 2009 12:27 pm

    HA! You’re not getting me with this one, you crafty girl you. I just had a piece of my triple chocolate birthday cake, it’s so rich that there is still some left over.
    I love using expresso with chocolate, good move there.

    • 17 September 2009 12:28 pm

      @diane: And you didn’t save me a piece? Tsk tsk, I thought you knew better than that! (; xx

  26. Olga permalink
    17 September 2009 1:11 pm

    Yummy!!! I love chocolate, those looks so delicious!

    I would eat it right now!



  27. 17 September 2009 1:23 pm

    Good job! They look delish.

  28. 17 September 2009 4:50 pm

    They look amazingly good! Care to share your recepie? (not sure about the spelling on that)

  29. 17 September 2009 8:28 pm

    mmm cupcakes =) i just made some too. except. i dont exactly have the baker’s touch. even with premade mix. -sigh- good thing my friend is a baker… haha

  30. 17 September 2009 10:11 pm

    Wowww! That icing looks so so good! YUM

  31. 18 September 2009 4:46 am

    I love cupcakes! I haven’t had them in forever… time to figure out how to get my hands on some…

  32. 18 September 2009 7:23 am

    great job on the cupcakes! its definitely something I would mess up, haha but good idea on the espresso!

  33. 18 September 2009 10:33 am

    They look delicious! Your blog is so dangerous for my diet!
    Seriously, congratulations for your cooking abilities =)

    • 18 September 2009 10:34 am

      @Lucy: Thank you! (: And my recent baking sprees have completely obliterated my diet plans [oh well!] xx

  34. 18 September 2009 11:39 am

    They look soo tasty

  35. 18 September 2009 12:47 pm

    we finally get to see these lovely creations you have been tweeting about!

    • 18 September 2009 12:48 pm

      @hanako66: Haha yes – finally! I succumbed to all my followers who requested photos (: bisous, xx

  36. 18 September 2009 1:44 pm

    The look delicious! Now I’m craving for some chocolate…If only I could bake stuff.

    Have a lovely weekend!


  37. 18 September 2009 4:10 pm

    You’ve made me hungry in a second, this looks delicious indeed!

  38. 18 September 2009 4:24 pm

    uh oh…i have pms and now i’m totally craving chocolate cupcakes!!! 🙂

  39. 18 September 2009 6:08 pm

    Oh my goodness. I am literally watering at the mouth. These look delicious! I am a sucker for cupcakes as well, as I believe that any mini baked good is far more appealing simply because of the cuteness factor. And these cupcakes are adorable. You instantly gave me a cupcake craving, lol 😀

    – laur @ neonmango

    • 18 September 2009 6:09 pm

      @Laur: Exactly! Aren’t cupcakes just positively adorable? (: They’re much more appealing (IMHO, of course) than huge cakes! xx

  40. 19 September 2009 2:57 am

    They look absolutely delicious! Can’t you send one to me?

  41. Elizabeth permalink
    19 September 2009 9:37 pm

    These cupcakes look amazing! mind sharing your recipe?

  42. 20 September 2009 6:15 pm

    What pretty cupcakes!! Mmmm, espresso… j’adore. Can’t wait to hear your secret recipe and try it myself, I’m sure they are amazing!! Bisous, k

  43. 24 September 2009 9:16 am

    YUMMY!! Can’t wait to make it and taste it!

  44. 30 September 2009 4:20 am

    oh my, they look sooo delicious 🙂

  45. 25 January 2010 1:26 am

    These look beautiful AND tasty. Can’t wait to try ‘em.

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