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Man, the chocolate shavings are pretty.

D Clark won our 100th comment contest, and since D Clark has also made it clear for months that I need to make Lemon Chocolate Cupcakes, a la Trader Joe’s cookies that I have never had, that is what Mels and I will be working with.

Recently, while trawling other baking blogs, I ran across this recipe at Smitten Kitchen (where I also found the inspiration for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombs) and knew immediately what I wanted to do. (more…)

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D. Clark, I’m really glad you requested this flavor!  It was a lot of fun to work with, and, according to my co-workers, one of my best recipes yet!  The fun was really in finding a good balance between the lemon and chocolate.  How much should there be of each?  How dark should the chocolate be to counteract the tartness of the lemon.  So, the Marbled Lemon and Chocolate Cupcakes are my response to your challenge.  I hope you enjoy the food porn pics :)

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These are, I think, the prettiest cupcakes I have ever made.

I am not having a good punctuation day.  I have had, I think, a 50% success rate at typing the correct mark throughout the day.  I am so very glad that I finished my thesis and it sits in a sparkley grey cover in a box under my bed with all my drafts, keeping their collective typos to themselves.

Hoookay, after that grammar-neurosis interlude, I now feel comfortable talking about cupcakes.  KVH (I’m sorry that I haven’t yet thought of a clever and mildly entertaining pseudonym yet) has, as I have been led to understand, a birthday tomorrow.  I had been planning to make lemon ricotta pancakes, but cupcakes, as always, seemed like a better idea.  I decided on the raspberry compote because frosting seemed way too heavy for these cupcakes, and I was right. (more…)

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