Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Monday, 19th July 2010

Thank goodness, the weekend is over!  You won’t hear me say that very often but I really felt out of sorts this weekend with my son, Matt, off to Toronto. He made a comment just before leaving and it sat with me the entire time he was gone.  He said, “Hey Mom do you realize this time next year I’ll be 18?”

A photo of 3 devil's food cupcakes decorated with chocolate ganache frosting and chocolate curls on a white dish.

I can’t believe it, 18, where in the world has the time gone?  I guess I need to start preparing myself for more of these weekends to come.  What will I do if he decides to go away for college?  I’ve been fortunate thus far, my daughter, Liana, decided to pursue her studies here in the city, but knowing Matt he’ll want to bust out into the world and start exploring.

A photo of 3 devil's food cupcakes decorated with chocolate ganache frosting and chocolate curls on a white dish.

He returned yesterday afternoon and at least for now it was back to business as usual.  He wasn’t home but an hour and the door bell starting ringing and the boys were diving into the Double-Chocolate Chunk Cookies I made on Saturday.  It was fortunate that I made not one but two treats for his return.

A photo of devil's food cupcake decorated with chocolate ganache icing and a chocolate curl in a pink cupcake liner beside a glass of white milk on a multi coloured napkin.

If I continue with all these chocolate treats I think I may have to start buying chocolate in bulk, the small little blocks of chocolate just aren’t cutting it anymore.

A devil's food cupcake decorated with chocolate ganache icing and a chocolate curl in a pink cupcake paper liner sitting on top of a green mini cupcake stand placed on a green napkin.

I always have 4 or 5 cookbooks out on my family room coffee table and Martha’s Cupcake book was sitting right on top and pictured on the front cover is a beautiful chocolate cupcake, I couldn’t resist I had to make some Devil’s Food Cupcakes. The recipe calls for sour cream and it creates such a moist cupcake with a delicate tang and so rich in chocolate flavour.  I decided to continue with luscious chocolate and topped them with a silky Chocolate Ganache Frosting.

A photo of 4 devil's food cupcakes decorated with chocolate ganache frosting and chocolate curls in pink paper cupcake liners sitting on a pink and white striped piece of speciality paper.

Martha says, “Some people believe devil’s food cake got its name because it was so tempting; others think that the deep, dark colour is devilish.”

A photo of a devil's food cupcake, decorated with chocolate ganache frosting and a chocolate curl in a pink cupcake paper liner, on a pink plate.

What do you think?  Devilish, tempting or both?

A photo of 4 devil's food cupcakes decorated with chocolate ganache frosting and chocolate curls in pink paper cupcake liners on a square dish.

A photo of a devil's food cupcake decorated with chocolate ganache frosting and a chocolate curl in a pink cupcake paper liner on a white tea towel.

 

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Comments (23)

23 Responses to “Devil’s Food Cupcakes”

  1. NancyC Says:

    These look soooo good! I have Marthas cupcake book–I’ll have to try these!

  2. Grace Says:

    Hi Nancy you’ll love these!

  3. Marly Says:

    Cupcakes are definitely in vogue. I’m glad you have Matthew back. It’s so hard when they’re gone. Keep making these delicious sweets and he won’t want to go anywhere! ;-)

  4. Ryan Says:

    Teenage boys are all the same, they want to explore the new big world that is opening up for them. Keep making the cupcakes and I’m sure your son won’t stray too far.

  5. Melissa Says:

    Those look like they should be against the law! So good.

  6. Grace Says:

    I so agree Melissa

  7. susan Says:

    that little swirl at the top sends me to the moon and back. these look yummy!

  8. Michelle Says:

    Oh, I can’t imagine my son turning 18. He’s starting at a new school in Sept., and I can hardly wrap my brain around that. They grow up so fast.

    Your cupcakes look awesome. I’m sure he and his friends made them disappear in no time.

  9. Tammy Says:

    Yummy, but not nice. I’m on a diet.

  10. Grace Says:

    Thanks Michelle, they grown up way too fast and I am absolutely dreading the fact that he may be going away for school. You want them to spread their wings but at the same time you want them to stay so close.

  11. jeanne Says:

    they are both tempting and devilish but usually that can go hand in hand. Enjoy!

  12. Grace Says:

    Thanks for visiting Jean, looking forward to seeing you soon.

  13. RavieNomNoms Says:

    So pretty and I am sure they are just as good as they look. Yum

  14. Kori Says:

    These sound like heaven for a chocolate lover! I love how you added a chocolate curl for decoration on top…adds a beautiful touch.

  15. Grace Says:

    Thank you Kori, they definitely didn’t need much the flavour and texture was amazing.

  16. Christina Says:

    Having 2 grown boys (25 & 23) I have been where you are now & is it ever a wake up call! They both went away to college, but are both back home, for now, and I think we all appreciate each other much more now that we had that time apart. I’m sure your experience will be much the same! Cupcakes (and food in general) always help keep the family close!

  17. Grace Says:

    I so agree Christina.

  18. Marvin Says:

    Grace, this recipe looks really good. :D I’m trying to figure out how you baked these cupcakes without the paper liners touching them. The way they look in these photos looks cute. :)This would be a great birthday gift for my special someone. But it would be my first time to bake.

  19. Grace Says:

    Marvin I cheated a little, I baked without the liners because I find generally the colour of the liner gets lost unless they are foil liners. After baking I set in the liners. These are easy Marvin I know you can do it! Email me if you have questions through the preparation I will be very happy to help grace@gracessweetlife.com.

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  21. Glenda Says:

    How many grams is 1 pound of bittersweet chocolate?

  22. Grace Says:

    Glenda 454 grams equals 1 pound.

  23. Melissa @ Bless This Mess Says:

    I made the frosting tonight and it’s heaven in a bowl! I’m going to have to make another batch to finish frosting the cupcakes because we snitched too much to finish. Ooops!

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