Surprise! Alanna of Veggie Venture is hosting this month's Sugar High Friday, one of my favorite foodie events. Don't think a veg-heavy blogger can do lots of sugary goodness? Think again.
This month's theme, Surprise Inside, just happened to coincide with my two-day baking frenzy, as I'd signed up to bring baked goods to the Fall Festival, going on this evening, at Alex's school (this is their one fund-raiser for the school year).
I'd already planned to make my chocolate chip cookies, as well as a couple of focaccias and four loaves of ciabatta, but I thought I'd do cupcakes, too.
Now, neither of these are new to Dispensing Happiness, but they do fit: each contains a surprise inside!
First, the home-style version of the Hostess cupcake; little chocolate cakes made light and airy with whipped egg whites, filled with a creamy frosting, coated with a dark chocolate ganache, then decorated with those cute, tell-tale, squiggles.
Then there's the Dulce de Leche-filled Dark Chocolate Cupcakes...
Incredibly dark, moist jumbo cakes, cavities filled with just-made caramel, and then topped with ganache and dollops of even more caramel.
Unfortunately, I haven't any pictures of the cupcakes sliced in two; all 24 cakes have been boxed up, along with the breads and cookies, and are awaiting delivery and subsequent pricing, for tonight's bake sale.
But they sure are good!
Tagged with: Food & Drink + SHF23 + Baking + Chocolate + Cupcakes + Dulce de Leche