Some of you may know that my beau’s favorite sport is baseball. In fact, he’s a diehard Yankees fan (which I can tolerate only because I’m only a moderate Red Sox fan)– so, several months ago, I made these scrumptious cupcakes to celebrate the world series with him.
I just can’t say enough good things about these; the cakes were moist and chocolate-y, while the cream cheese frosting was rich, tart. and super-smooth. Plus, the red piped frosting did a pretty credible job of turning the cupcake into a baseball. These were an all-around hit. In fact, I liked them so much that I haven’t used another recipe for chocolate cake since. Of course, it makes sense, as the original recipe comes from Orangette’s lovely blog. For once, I resisted the urge to mess with it, and I was so glad, as it turned out perfectly.
I topped the cakes with a fairly generic cream cheese frosting and let the frosting harden for 20 minutes or so in the fridge before piping on the lines with the storebought tube (yeah, not perfect– but I just don’t have the patience for such small things otherwise.)
Making cupcakes like this is fun and rewarding, but even if you’re not a sports or cream cheese fan, try the cake recipe. It’s just that good.