While these chocolate cupcakes make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat, we think they are pretty great any day of the year. The texture and taste are a mash-up between a chocolate cake and a chocolate brownie – rich and decadent: dark cocoa powder and pomegranate juice pack tons of flavor into these little cakes and keep us coming back for more.
We’ve been sharing some wonderful recipe submissions from home cooks and bakers this year. We’re wrapping up the contributions with this amazing cake from Regina Goolsby. The recipe is from her grandfather, and after she deciphered his cursive writing and somewhat vague instructions, (in German, no less) she made it with her Ankarsrum, and then kindly shared it with us. This chocolate and hazelnut cake has a delicious chocolate filling and frosting, and then is coated in a glaze for a beautiful presentation.
All month long we’re celebrating strawberries, and what goes better with that juicy red berry than chocolate. These rolls get a double dose of chocolate from both cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks. Filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a simple glaze of strawberry jam, it’s the perfect match.