Today we are celebrating Lindsay’s, from Life Love and Sugar, 2 year blogiversary with a KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway and the most amazing Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Cherry Mascarpone Frosting! Because what would a celebration be without cake?
I planned to surprise Lindsay with some of these yummy Double Chocolate Cupcakes this week. I said “planned” because on my way back to the kitchen after the photo shoot, my cat darted under my feet and I tipped the rack just enough for all of my beautiful cupcakes to slide onto the floor. Each. And. Every. One. It’s so cliche I’m mortified even telling you.
I almost cried.
Because these cupcakes were insanely delicious! And because Lindsay would have loved them.
But it’s all good because you will love them!
You will love the rich, deep chocolate flavor in these cupcakes. The rich flavor comes from a combination of cocoa powder and melted bittersweet chocolate. They are a chocolate lover’s dream! The chocolate lingers on your palate tantalizing you to take another bite.
The sour cream chocolate cake is dense and moist but still has a delicate crumb. It almost tastes like chocolate fudge in cake form. (If you can even imagine that!)
The bold chocolate flavor of the cake is perfectly complimented by the cherry almond compote filling and the silky cherry mascarpone frosting.
The cherry mascarpone frosting is light, creamy and will practically melt in your mouth. It is subtly sweet with just a hint of cream cheese, but packed full of fresh cherry flavor.
I used some of the cherry almond compote filling in the frosting but you could also use cherry preserves. Just don’t use cherry puree. Yup, there is a story there, but we’ll leave that life lesson for another day!
So back to the GIVEAWAY!! I am so excited for Lindsay! She is fast becoming one of my favorite bloggers and friends! I can attest to the fact that she is just as sweet in person as she is on her blog! And she is celebrating her 2 Year Blogiversary by giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer! Just enter the giveaway below and then go to Life, Love and Sugar and congratulate Lindsay on this milestone!
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