October 28, 2008
That's how I've been feeling lately. Just...ugh. I'm simply exhausted...in every sense of the word.
At least it is finally fall here in the mid-west. The weather is cooler, and leaves are changing colors.
I find myself turning to comforting foods when I feel ugh-ly...and when I'm cold in this drafty old house. I think, with the shorter days and with waking up while it's still dark outside, my seasonal affective disorder is starting to kick in.
Therefore, I am hoarding the chocolate cupcakes (chosen by Clara of I heart food 4 thought) I made for this week's Tuesday with Dorie event. I'm not sharing. I need the comfort.
I followed Dorie's recipe and took her suggestion of filling the cupcakes with marshmallow fluff. Several TWDers complained that the cupcakes were too dry. I didn't find this to be true at all, though they were on the crumbly side. I baked them Sunday night but didn't frost them until last night...and I almost didn't frost them. I thought they were pretty good without frosting.
The frosting is a new recipe for me. It's made by mixing melted chocolate with a little bit of powdered sugar and cold butter. It's really more of a glaze than a frosting, that's thin enough to spoon on. As the glaze sets, however, it become thick enough to spread.