August 12th, 2008
Ebony and Ivory Cupcakes – two-toned cupcakes, vanilla and chocolate, with bittersweet chocolate glaze and a squiggle of white chocolate. Price available upon request.
Chocolate and vanilla, vanilla and chocolate—they go hand in hand, right? When these two batters are combined in a cake, they are usually marbled. But having one flavor on one side and the second flavor on the other side can be a good thing to try, too. I admit this is a bit fiddly to make but there is a feeling of satisfaction when you see the baked cupcake with the two flavors staying put in their respective corners.
The flavors are mellow. The cupcake is tight-grained but when you bite into it, it seems to dissolve in the mouth giving it a feeling of lightness.
I initially used chocolate with 72% cocoa solids for the glaze but it was too bitter for the cupcake so I turned to my go-to bittersweet chocolate bar. What to make of the extra bittersweet ganache? I rolled them into truffles!