Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dangerously Decadent Cupcakes

If you're stopping by from Pinterest, thank you! I've moved blog homes, though, so you can now find the full post over there. Enjoy!

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64 comments:

  1. Ummm, holy crap? Your recipes never cease to amaze me, and the pics are stellar! Rock on!

    And thanks for the disclaimer about the dog. I was about to report you to the SPCA! ;)

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  2. those cupcakes are definitely dangerously decadent! wow, I could eat those till I burst!! what a great recipe, I should try the peanut butter cup idea with my girls!

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  3. WOW! Those cupcakes look deadly, yet delicious. the pictures are absolutely stunning. i love chocolate and peanut butter together! great job!!!

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  4. WOWSA! Seriously my mouth is watering. I love the printables - and as usual your pics are stellar!

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  5. My jaw just dropped! haha. These are definitely decadent but I would gladly down 3 of them! haha. These look beyond good! I want one!
    Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  6. delicious! i have no doubt that my face would end up looking much like the kiddo's, and i'm okay with that. :)

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  7. OMG I'm dying. That's it, the perfect food right there. I could leap through the screen right now to eat that....if there ever was a deadly combo it would have to be PB and Chocolate. Gorgeous!!

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  8. These look absolutely amazing!!! I'm definitely going to have to try these.

    ww.thefrostedcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  9. Saw your feature on Cupcake Takes the Cake and just had to come by, check out your wonderful recipe, and say hi! It seems that those of us who are confectionerily inspired have been on the same Reese's wavelength this month ~ you, me, and Cookies & Cups, to name of few, have been baking up some magic with the classic pb/choc candies. I love, love, love, your take on the pb/choc combo. Gotta love a gal who appreciates Cooks Illustrated! Your photos are beautiful and your tutorial is great. Love your wit, humor and style! I'm so excited to try your recipe for homemade Magic-Shell!

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  10. omg, these are going on the to do list this weekend! YUM!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  11. oooo yummy!! i am going to try these :)

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  12. Oh my gosh ~ they look amazing!!! I just found your blog through Cupcakes Take the Cake and I am so glad I did. I love chocolate & PB, definitely making these soon!

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  13. Hot Damn! (Sorry, but how else can I exclaim how amazing these cupcakes look? And me imagining the process and the flavors as I bite into them. How amazing are these! Thanks for making our lives a whole lot sweeter.)

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  14. DB- You'll have to start making a list of requests for when you visit. :)

    Chef Dennis - These are so rich, I about burst after eating just one. :) I think your girls would love them. My nieces sure did!

    Honey - Thanks for the compliments!

    Susie - I'm excited about the printables. Let me know if you run into any problems with them!

    AJ- Thanks for stopping by! Your blogs looks fantastic - love the design. Can't wait to check it out in depth!

    Grace - Yeah, I pretty much lost all decorum eating these. ;)

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  15. Elizabeth - LOKE PB & chocolate combo - such a classic, and for good reason.

    Frosted - Thanks for stopping by! (I can't wait to check out your blog!)

    Jenn- Thanks for the heads up about Cupcake Takes the Cake! I had no idea they featured these. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your is great and the PB Cup Brownie cones - to die for - SUCH a great idea!

    Kim - Let me know how the cupcakes go! And thanks for stopping by because now I know about your blog which looks fabulous. I love love love seeing all of the party inspiration (and your blog header is ADORABLE).

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  16. Baa Baa Cupcake - Thanks for stopping by! I'm SO going to make your blueberry cupcakes - WOW! Now I'm extra glad my husband and I went nuts BB picking this year!

    Pink Mixer - (Love the pink mixer, BTW!) Thank you for stopping by after seeing the link on Cupcake Takes the Cake.

    Daniel - :) How can you go wrong with PB & chocolate?

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  17. Heavens to Mergatroid those look sinful! So good!

    As for the printable recipes - I love them exactly as you have them.

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  18. Disneypal - Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving feedback on the printable recipes. Glad you like them!

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  19. sweet charlotte! I must have these now. nicely done!

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  20. vanillasugar- Thanks! I hope you like them as much as I did. :)

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  21. OH MY GAHD. are you joking? those look like the best thing in the entire world.

    eff. i wish you hadn't done that. now i need to make them...

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  22. These look so delicious and rich! I really want to try them. I was wondering if there is a noticeable coconut taste in the faux "Magic Shell"? I have a couple of coconut haters here that won't touch anything with the taste, texture or even smell of coconut.

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  23. DoughGirl- I wondered about that myself and took a big whiff of the oil after I opened it -- nothing. Another nice thing about coconut oil is that it's a "neutral" oil, meaning it has no taste. So no worries with your picky eaters. They won't taste or smell it at all. :) Have fun!

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  24. I just found your blog and OH MY GOSH. These cupcakes look absolutely to die for good. I have to find an excuse to make them...ASAP!!!

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  25. I've been wanting to make an amazing peanut butter cupcake, and I'm sitting here in awe at not only the picture, but the recipes. I can't wait to try this on my chocolate-peanut butter lover friend!

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  26. My diabetic mouth is drooling, lol.

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  27. THESE LOOK A-MA-ZING!!!! My kids will love these! Thanks for posting photo directions! I am your newest follower! ::Kristin::

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  28. Where do you buy coconut oil? I am hoping to make these tomorrow for my hubbys B-day :D They look yummy!

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  29. Renee- I just emailed you, but for anyone else that might be wondering, I found the oil along side the regular oil, but with the organic/fancy oils. This was at my local supermarket. Here's a link to what I bought:
    http://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Naturals-Coconut-Organic-liquid/dp/B00014D37W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1281988855&sr=1-1

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  30. What a gorgeous cupcake recipe!! I am making these tomorrow! However being in England we have no Reese's cups and so I'm making them myself!

    Can i substitute Coconut Oil?? Possibly Veg Oil? But i don't want the shell to taste nasty...

    It's extremely hard to get hold of here and is soooo expensive!

    I cannot wait to try them! xx

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  31. AnnabelleBlue- The original recipe used vegetable shortening, one brand name for that is Crisco. Not sure if you have that in the UK. Basically you need a fat that's going to be solid at room temperature. I hope that helps!

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  32. AnnabelleBlue (and others) - the other thing you can do is use a bit of regular vegetable oil (canola or something similar) to melt with the chocolate then just drizzle it over the cupcake rather than dunk it. Not the same effect, but it'll give you a bit of the chocolate-over-peanut butter-over chocolate idea behind the dunking!

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  33. I used your recipe last night (with a few tweaks) and the cupcakes were delicious!

    I stopped at a large retail store yesterday and it is currently being revamped into a “Super- W*****t” so a lot of the shelves are literally empty! Since I’m lazy, I decided to make due with what I could find. I replaced the heavy cream in the frosting with cream cheese, and the bittersweet chocolate with Lindt Dark Chocolate with a touch of Sea Salt. In hindsight, I really wish I had just gone to get some whipping cream because although the frosting turned out good, it was very rich. The cake was so moist and fluffy we had to eat the cupcakes with forks, but it was most definitely I think, and a general concensus, the best thing I’ve ever baked! (Besides the fact I over filled the cupcake pan) So thank you!! I think the sea salt chocolate was a great touch because it’s so so subtle, but it makes the cakes taste wonderful and the sour cream makes it super moist!

    *PS> I like to use a piping bag to fill the cake pan, it's MUCH easier than an ice cream scoop or measuring cup, and much less messy!

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  34. HLee- Awesome! I'm so glad you made them and reported back - thank you! I love hearing about your experience making them.

    Also, the tip about filling the pan using a bag is a GREAT idea. I'll have to remember to try the sea salt chocolate, too! :)

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  35. i am absolutly amazed by these and cant wait to make them! ive always been someone who loves to bake and i love to try to make new cupcakes my friends and family have never tasted.. i think these will be PERFECT for the next party!! thank you for sharing and thank you for the easy printable recipes with pictures!

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  36. YiDDiE - Thanks for the feedback on the printable recipes. I'm glad you like them! Please stop back after you make the cupcakes--I'd love to hear how they turned out!

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  37. These look fantastic! I've always wanted to try those hard hat cupcakes but I like this recipe better! Stumbled and bookmarked!

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  38. Grabbing this one for my weekly test recipe, but plan to go with more of a Milk Chocolate profile since that is what my DH loves! Thanks for sharing this!

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  39. buttercups cupcakes
    The first is to use your oven instead of a campfire. Place a graham cracker on a lined
    cookie sheet. I prefer to use mini marshmallows for the indoor recipes. Place several mini
    marshmallows on the graham cracker and place under the broiler. Turn on low. Let the
    marshmallows melt onto the graham crackers. Once done, pull them out and place the
    chocolate on top and then cover with the second graham cracker. These are actually pretty
    good. All they're missing is that burnt taste on the outside of the marshmallow that only a
    campfire can provide. Once they're put together, you can put them back in the warm oven to soften the chocolate and make the graham crackers a bit warm. Don't heat too long as you don't want the chocolate to actually melt.
    buttercups cupcakes

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  40. These are the most amazing chocolate-peanut butter cupcakes I've ever tasted.
    Even if you don't like/love peanut butter, the chocolate cupcake alone it's so rich & decadent.
    This recipe is a must!!!

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  41. Hi I tried this recipe and you are so right about it, it is decadent. Linking you to my blog. :)

    Thanks,

    Cai

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  42. I would like to make the cupcakes. I would prefer to make mini cupcakes, but would like your opinion if it would be too small for the mini peanut butter cup.? Also, Martha Stewart has a recipe for the chocolate magic shell that was used on her "Hi Hat Cupcakes" -- I believe it was with canola oil which may be easier for some people to find than coconut. Appreciate any help ---- do these cupcakes need to be refrigerated after dipping? Sue

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  43. Anon (Sue) - thanks for stopping by and the comment. I did send you an email, but wanted to answer here. I think half of a mini RPB cup would be better. I think a full one would be nearly as large and the cupcake.

    Regarding the topping, I would certainly trust Martha Stewart on just about any food question, so here recipe sounds like a good alternative. I don't think subbing canola oil for coconut would work with the one above, so definitely use the entire recipe from MS.

    I did refrigerate the cupcakes to make sure they didn't melt. Just remove them about 15-20 minutes before serving to take off the chill.

    Have fun and enjoy! Let me know how it goes!

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  44. Cai - I'm SO glad you liked them! Thanks for linking. :)

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  45. Yum! I'm so thrilled to make these for my husband when he gets home. Thanks for sharing.

    www.sothisiarmylife.blogspot.com

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  46. Oh my goodness. These are all that are right and holy in the world.

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  47. Kelly, these cupcakes look SO delicious! I just found this post and your blog and cannot wait to try them.
    I have a daughter who will go nuts for these.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Made your cupcakes for my dad's birthday.

    VERY EASY (and quick (and delicious))!

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  49. These are absolutely beautiful cupcakes!

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  50. Wow...magazine quality cupcakes for sure! In response to your cupcake transporter, I got this super gift for my birthday from my sisters and absolutely LOVE IT! It's a cupcake transporter that's in the shape of....you guessed it...a GIANT CUPCAKE!!! It holds 2 dozen cupcakes. It's so cute and it leaves more than enough room so the cupcake icing doesn't get mashed and no one touches all the cupcakes in an effort to get theirs out. Just search 'Giant Cupcake Holder' and you will find it. I have the big pink one.

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  51. Awesome cupcakes! I LOVED the printable recipes!! Thanks!

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  52. Can you please tell me if you are using "miniature peanut butter cups" or "Mini" ones? I guess one has a paper on it that you would remove and the minis don't. I also wonder if you could use the minis to make the mini cupcakes? Thank you, Sue

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  53. Hi, Sue! I used the miniature ones, the kind with the papers. I don't think the mini's had come out just yet. As far as using the minis in mini cupcakes - I think that would be perfect! Let me know how it goes! You can always email me directly at somethingshiny at frontier dot com.

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  54. I like these "Dark Chocolate Cupcakes 
(with Reese’s PB Cup Center)", it looks delicious, can I use coconut oil for additional flavouring?

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  55. I made these on Monday night for my colleagues at work. They were gone in a flash. Awesome cupcakes!

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  56. I found these on Pinterest. They look amazing!

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  57. I make peanut butter cup cupcakes often and found a trick to keep the PB Cups centered and not baking down to the bottom is to toss them lightly in flour and just set them on top of the batter...don't push them down. just a tip!

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  58. Oh my God! This is amazing! I´m already in shock!!!! Awesome and love the printable. Thanks for sharing because here in Spain there aren´t cupcakes materials and recipies.

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  59. My boys devoured them. My husband was sampling at each step ;)

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  60. Taking these to my mother in law's for Easter dinner. Thanks so much!! (found you on Pinterest)

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  61. Dogs can die from chocolate so I'm glad she only had a tiny bit. Be cautious next time.

    This is a great idea! Love the cupcakes!

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  62. Hey curious when you make the frosting, is the butter straight out of fridge or room temp or softened? Making them today look delish!

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    1. The butter should be room temp or close to. You're going to LOVE that frosting. It's seriously amazing!

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