This months recipe for the talented bakers of the Martha Stewart Cupcakes Club was Jumbo Chocolate Filled Cupcakes, chosen by Jess of Cookbook Habit. And as Martha's cupcakes go, this was actually surprisingly simple to put together. If I was still a bigger fan of chocolate as I was in my 20's and early 30's (what has happened to me over the years???) this would have been a wonderful cupcake. As it was, I only had one...I loved the cream filling (the fluff is a weakness of mine in general) and enjoyed the cupcake overall but was not tempted to try/attack/devour another one like I would have a few years back.
Apart from adding a chocolate mint glaze to the cupcakes to give it more of a finished look, I didn't make too many changes to it .Since I cannot pipe to save my life I settled for just putting a dollop of cream filling on top of the cupcake. And as my cupcakes were smaller (I don't have a jumbo pan) I was hesitant to try the scooping method and went instead for cutting the cupcake in half, putting a small layer of cream filling there, and replacing it with the glazed top
My opinion...good, but I don't think I would make them again.I've got a few regular cupcakes with glaze and without fluff filling that I might take into work. The cream filling, considering I could easily eat it by the spoonful/container, has alas already had to be disposed of for the sake of my weight loss goals. I had already attacked a previous container of fluff and had to go out and buy a new one in order to make the recipe.
Thanks, Jess, for giving me a chance to recreate one of my favorite cupcakes growing up as a kid. Please check out the other bloggers over at Martha Stewart Cupcakes Club and see how their baking experiences went.