This is going to be a fairly short post this week. It seems that there were so many extra things that needed my attention this week that I wasn’t sure I was even going to get around to baking. On top of that, my computer was infected by some new virus which my anti-virus software didnt’ detect. After several days of fiddling, and numerous phone calls to technical support, followed by more fiddling and lord knows how many extra fees I had to pay, I am happy to report that my computer is once again my own. By the time I got into the kitchen I wasn’t even sure I really felt like baking. I decided to forgo my usual tirade against cupcakes and just get on and make them. This was a typical Rose cake formula, the only thing different was the addition of sour cream to the batter which we have done several times. I thought this cake was delicious. A nice, moist, tender crumb with loads of rich chocolate flavor without being cloying or dense. Again, I would rather just make it as a single layer cake. I thought that the addition of the ganache and caramel made these way too sweet for my taste. I am sure that children would love this sort of thing, to me, they made my teeth hurt. I would have prefered the cupcakes with just a bit of sweetened whipped cream. I also decided to forgo the turtle decorations, I just found that way too cutesy. I just filled them with the ganache, added a dollop of the caramel and then a walnut and some cocoa nibs. They are certainly nothing to look at but what they lack in visual appeal, they certainly make up for in taste.
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