I'm not much of a baker. Too many details that matter too much. I can make a pretty mean batch of Nestle Toll House ("Nest-ley Toulllouussee... You American's butcher the French language..." anyone? anyone?) but considering that recipe comes on the back of the chocolate chips and is pretty much fool proof, I don't call that a victory. So when I found this recipe for chocolate cupcakes I figured I'd try it, but with the lowest of expectations.
I originally was going to do this exact recipe, from The Pioneer Woman's Blog, but I forgot to buy cupcake papers, and I couldn't find my muffin tin, and cupcakes are messy and I don't really get the appeal, so long story short I made cupcakes into a cake using this recipe, topped it off with ganache-from-Above from the cupcake recipe, and stuck in some Hershey's kisses for good measure. Let's call it a Frankenstein of a cake. Or let's call it heavenly. Your choice.
I put a little bit of cinnamon in the batter because I like a little bit a cinnamon in my chocolate. I really think this put it over the top.
I only put Hershey's kisses on half of the cake because I had absolutely no idea how it would turn out. Turns out, it turned out awesome.
This is before I put the icing on it. And THAT is my thumbprint. Oops.
Warm, gooey, silky Ganache. Yum. Yum Yum.
Would you look at that? Is there anything better than that?
This is the good part....
This is the ugly part. And the part that I had to clean up before I could make steaks. I HATE dishes, if you didn't know this about me.
And finally, devour. It's moist (sorry, KB), chocolate-y, silky, YUMMY. And the cinnamon, if I do say so myself, was the secret ingredient.
Dreaming of chocolate now? Good. Go bake this now.