The other day I wrote about my failure with my attempt at Carnival's warm chocolate melting cake and you all were more than supportive. I think I have some good leads on what recipe to try next time, so thank you all!
This weekend I tried to make a special type of cake (well known to other St. Louis locals) into cupcakes. I failed again and ended up with hybrid yellow cupcakes.
I wanted to just toss them out, but my hubbie pushed me to make some frosting and press on. I know he had an ulterior motive, but he was right I shouldn't waste perfectly yummy cupcakes.
I needed a success. I needed some spice for the plain yellow flavor. I dreamed of chocolate (what's new). So out came the idea for a Cinnamon Chocolate frosting.
And it was a success, it did add spice, and it was the creamiest chocolate frosting I have made!
In the spirit of the Emmy's...I would like to thank my hubbie for motivating me and my kitchen aid stand mixer for all that beautiful whisking!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tbsp milk
In a double broiler or in a bowl over bowling water, melt unsweetened chocolate. Remove from heat and set aside to cool until room temperature. Beat butter in a large bowl on medium speed until fluffy. Add in vanilla and room temperature melted chocolate and mix well. Sift in cinnamon and confections' sugar in small amounts, beating thoroughly after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in milk and whip frosting till light and creamy at least three minutes.
When I made this frosting, I used the whisk attachment for the stand mixer. For decoration I used the Wilton 1M tip. To make the swirl, check this out, to make the ripple effect I started with holding the pastry bag and 1M tip perpendicular to the cupcake. Starting at the edge of the cupcake move the pastry bag around in a clockwise motion, moving up and down to form ripples. I formed a large circle of ripples on the rim and eventually worked my way swirling into the center of the cupcake to finish.
Hope you enjoy!
Hope you enjoy!