26 February 2008

Galactic Cupcakes

Today is my birthday and S-- was kind enough to make me these cupcakes. As you can see, they have chocolate frosting (my favorite) but what you can't see are the raspberries hidden inside the cake (thanks Kat at A Good Appetite for that idea). The office sugarfest will take place later this afternoon and I'll let you know how they turn out (and hopefully convince S-- to share her recipe with us too).

Update: I have just eaten my second cupcake (the first had an orange star, the second neon green- just in case you were wondering). They are really as good as they look. The frosting is actually a ganache so it's quite thin and not overwhelming and the raspberries inside give a great tart counterbalance to the rich chocolate and cake.


Julie said...

I love chocolate and raspberries, these have to be good.

Jen said...

Hi Julie-

Chocolate and raspberry is one of my favorite flavor combos too... I would highly recommend you try adding raspberries next time you make cupcakes. All you need to do is take a frozen raspberry and gently press it into the center of the batter after you've poured it into the tins- then bake as usual.

k said...

chocolate & stars?!

Life does not get any better than this. :)