Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire … romance and candlelight … chocolate and strawberries … some things were just meant for one another.
I did make a few changes:
1) I prefer Dutch cocoa because it’s the epitome of chocolaty goodness. However, if the recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa you’re suppose to add a bit of vegetable oil—and there’s a slight possibility that will make them fall a bit.
2) Since chocolate and strawberries always seem a bit lonely without a hint of cinnamon, I added some.
Oh, and I made 12 rather than 8—thanks to a lapse in counting ability. This means my poor little cupcakes were pitifully sunken. To make up for my guffaw, I simply filled the crater with strawberry chocolate ganache, threw the chocolate glaze down the disposal, and topped the wee cakes with a swirl of buttercream.
A little taste of heaven, right in a cupcake liner.
But do take heed: eat more than one and your libel to slip into a sugar coma.
Still, I think they’d be perfect on an autumn evening, accompanied by large cups of coffee or tea, and the company of friends …