This cupcake is from Kittee’s zine, Papa Tofu! I love that zine. I’ve been reading and rereading it since the first of the year because I really like her style. The recipes are terrific, too, of course. This is her chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Her frosting recipe is actually for a chocolate cream cheese frosting, but I like plain cream cheese frosting on chocolate. Easily adapted! The frosting was declared “Splendid!” by one of our guests and I thought the cupcakes may have been the best chocolate cupcakes I’ve made so far. Now you can see why you’ll never see me post cupcakes at the PPK. Mine always have a very homespun (wallflower) look compared to the pics posted by the wonderful bakers at the PPK. Those are runway cupcakes, strutting their stuff up and down the page, knowing that everyone has eyes glued to them. My cupcake is happy to stay home with a book and a cup of tea. And just be it’s own fantastic self.
We also had the Nutter Butters from Autumn Vegan. Ok, mine aren’t really Nutter Butters because they lacked the required peanut shape. Mine are more like the Gauchos that we used to sell in Girl Scouts. These have great texture and knock-out flavor. Yummy!
Tonight’s Dinner: A Curry (recipe tbd). It’ll be our first curry ever.