Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween.....

I love Halloween, really! It's fun to scare kids and decorate the house! Usually we go all out on the outside decorations but this year we have had Santa Anna winds like nobodies business; and when they blow most of the tombstones and cobwebs end up in someone else's yard! So I stayed inside and baked cupcakes for my DH to take to work and for me to take to the gym!

I used my favorite Devils Food recipe from the "Tartine" cookbook and it made about 36 cupcakes. Really good chocolate flavor, I used Dutch process chocolate because this recipe contains buttermilk. I also use low fat buttermilk and it has never been a problem even though the recipe calls for full fat buttermilk. I can't even find full fat buttermilk, anyone heard of that kind of buttermilk? Used the vanilla buttercream frosting from "More from Magnolia" cookbook.


HoneyB said...

Love the cupcakes. I have never heard of full fat buttermilk. Ever. Only low-fat. Didn't know there was such a thing as full fat.

Hmm, I just did a search and came up with this. Guess it can be made.

I wouldn't want the full fat version myself!

Tadster (a.k.a. "The Tadaminator") said...

Mmmm, these are probably a little too good! I am actually a fan of good'ole fashion white cup cakes with, thick white frosting! Lots of it!

Beth said...

They look great! I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know!

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