Happy Halloween, everybody! I woke up early to do a little baking. I ended up using the Mocha Cupcakes recipe from one of my favorite books, The Bake Sale Cookbook by Sally Sampson. (Yes, I’m friends with Sally, and yes, I got the book for free, so you can assume my on-going endorsements of the book are a bit biased.)
Anyway, the cupcake recipe is pretty straightforward, but you add in some coffee powder (or espresso, like I did) mixed with water and a little cinnamon to the batter for a touch of something extra special.
I dipped the cupcakes in Sally’s dark chocolate ganache, but the topping was still a little thin.
So I dipped them again, and that’s when I got the cool look I was going for. Drool….
Then I put a few of those holiday-colored, dark chocolate M&Ms on top, and voila. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday.