Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Around Christmas time, Christina at Apron Strings posted about the many great cupcakes she was making from Cupcakes Galore. I bought myself the cookbook for Christmas and I’ve been enjoying many of the recipes.

Recently, I’ve been reading more and more food blogs. I really enjoy cooking, cookbooks, cooking shows (Top Chef), cooking magazines (Taste of Home, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Cuisine at Home) and, of course, eating. I’m finding myself spending many naptimes in the kitchen!

Inspired by Smitten Kitchen, Barefoot Kitchen Witch, and Greenlite Bites I thought I would do my own post for how to make one of the cupcake recipes in Cupcakes Galore (my recipe is very slightly altered). Plus, it gives me a new object to photograph — while I love taking pictures of Bo, sometimes it’s fun to photograph something that doesn’t move! I took pictures of the entire cupcake making process.

I made these cupcakes on Saturday. My in-laws were in town and they seemed like they would be a yummy dessert for all of us to enjoy after dinner.

Ingredients:
4 heaping Tbsp. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
12 ounces dark chocolate
2 sticks unsalted butter
6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside. Melt the chocolate (10 oz) and butter in the microwave.

Stir and set aside. Beat egg yolks and sugar until light yellow and foamy. Beat in the melted chocolate until totally blended.
Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry. Gently fold into chocolate mixture. Divide mixture into two parts (1/4 and 3/4) and put the smaller portion in the refrigerator to be used later to frost cupcakes. Gently whisk flour mixture into the larger portion until it is completely absorbed.
Fill cupcake papers about 2/3 full with batter and bake for 15 minutes. Do not overcook. Cupcakes should be just cooked and moist in the center. Remove from the oven and cool. When cupcakes are cool, frost with the remaining chocolate mousse.
Grate the remaining 2 oz. of chocolate. Decorate and enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

  1. Jamie, you do know about the pioneerwomancooks.com don’t you?! If you don’t, you HAVE to go to pioneerwoman.com and click through her many sites. She has a seperate photography area as well. I found her through MeRa and she’s a mainstay in my morning routine.

  2. Ok…YUM!!! Dang it…I sure wish I could have a cupcake right now…4 more weeks and then I will be off my GD diet and I can sugar up!! 🙂 Love your picture demonstration!!

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