Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chocolate truffle cupcakes: made in the heart of the home

I have been running around a lot trying to get the home we just bought in order. Buying an old home has its ups and downs. I love the look of older homes, the charm that they seem to have. New homes are nice but they don't have the same qualities. I guess its like a young teenager compared to a cool old lady. I would way rather spend my time with a cool old lady hearing her stories and learning from her, then a has everything going for them, but it doesn't last (because its no longer in style) teenager. lol

I finished priming Oceans room, we picked two colours. Watermelon splash (for 1 wall), and whipped cream for the other 3. I have so many ideas for her room. We have moved around a lot with her, never being able to put down any roots. She is a super kid I figure she deserves her room finished first. After all she will be in her room a lot more then me in mine.

I like to dream about things I want to do with our home, mainly the kitchen. Since that is my space, and I have come to realize through home decor books that it is the "heart of the home". I like the way that sounds.

On to the cupcakes, getting mail is fun especially when its a present or in this case ORGANIC RAW CACAO CHOCOLATES, from UliMana. Yum Yum. I wanted to showcase these yummy treats so I used them as the topping to my chocolate cupcakes. OH YEAH!! These are amazing. I wanted to eat them as soon as I opened the package, but I contained my impulsiveness. Decided to wait for something special to do with them.

I used my GOTO chocolate cake recipe, its good, moist and has never failed me. This time I added a shot of espresso. Just to kick it up a notch. The frosting I usually eye it out and taste along the way, but here is the jist of it, feel free to change it up ( too sugary, not enough cocoa powder, etc...)

3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup organic icing sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp earth balance margarine
3-4 tbsp vanilla almond milk

With a mixer, blend until fluffy

What is more special then a cupcake topped with a truffle?


  1. I munched on the middle one. Very nutty truffle there.

  2. Cupcakes look so delicious love the Chocolate!!!

  3. WOW! Indeed. Now if I had time to post mine! Grrr.

  4. YUM!!! These look beyond good!! So chocolatey=So delicious!!! Time for me to make some chocolate cupcakes! :)
    Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

  5. Mmmm! You must have and iron will to have not eaten all of those treats! (I would have, I totally would have!) I'd think that very soon I might be called a "cool old lady"--we live in a cool old lady's home, too--passing on the new home idea as you all had and have no regrets!

  6. Nom! Nom! Nom! love Ulimana products and your cupcakes rock! Enjoy!