Mostly Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallo Fluff Frosting and Raspberries!

[If you are looking for the photo of Layla wanting to eat this cupcake, check out her blog at My Dogbaby]

Somewhere recently I read about a recipe for no flour cake and it brought back memories...when I was about 11 and living in Spokane, Washingtion, my best friend was named Bertie Hammond...her mom used to make this cake that had no flour in it. I always thought it was the most delicious dessert and it didn't even need any frosting....it was moist and so chocolateeee...we used to beg her to make it and when she gave in, it was such a huge treat!

Imagine my surprise when a couple of days ago I came across what I think is a similiar recipe that uses just 1 tablespoon of flour. I gave it a try this weekend! The cupcakes turned out so intensely chocolate that I felt I needed they needed some other flavors to tone them down a bit. I immediately thought vanilla...then I knew I wanted to do a nice Fluff frosting! But, then I knew I needed to add some sort of fruity flavor. I do love raspberries and had bought some Pacific Raspberry Jam this weekend from World Market in Rockville...have you been to one of those...cool place...something really funny happened there. When we were ready to check out, there was a lady looking for "something" at the counter...two or three folks were trying to help her...when they told her that whatever it was wasn't on sale, she started belting out this song...I mean like nightclub style...she had quite a voice, too...she really projected...it was some song like "I've been looking for you everywhere" or something like that and then she pretty much danced herself right out of the store...as we left she was still blasting it out all the way to her car...I was surprised that she was actually driving, because, trust me...she wasn't all there...but, back to cupcake world...initially I put a layer of that on top of the cupcake and then the frosting and then topped the whole thing off with a fresh raspberry!

With a few of them, I used the jam layer and then put the raspberry on top of that in the middle and then piped the fluff frosting all over the top, making peaks...I even did some with just fluff frositng...it was all pretty fun and they tasted awesome! We had them for dessert tonight and then finished up by eating some of the fluff that was left over...you can eat that stuff with everything! Have a great week...now get out there and make some cupcakes!

Here's the recipe for the cupcakes:

Mostly Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes
(from The Pink Shoe Cookbook)

- 2 sticks minus 1 Tbsp butter
- 7 oz dark chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- a rounded tablespoon of flour

Note: like all dark chocolate cakes, these are best made a day ahead (or at least in the morning if you serve it for dinner).

Pre-heat your oven to 350°F. Spray cupcake pans with non stick cooking spray or use liners (you can remove them later)

Melt together the butter with the chocolate (in a double-boiler or in the microwave slowly and for just a few seconds at a time, blending with a spoon between each pass). Transfer into a medium mixing-bowl. Add in the sugar, stir with a wooden spoon and let cool a little. Add in the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Finally, add in the flour and mix well.

Pour the batter into the molds, and bake for 10 minutes. Then turn the oven off, but leave the cake inside for another 10 minutes. Remove put the pan to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and take out about an hour before serving.

Add whatever frosting/topping that strikes your fancy!

16 comments:

  1. Hello, CQ!
    I have been following your blog for a while now as I am a HUGE fan of cupcakes - I love them! The World Market story had me cracking up. I really like the new header on your blog! I am going to try these almost flourless cupcakes and report back...

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  2. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Yum. How much butter should be used?

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  3. opps....2 sticks minus 1 Tbsp butter...I just added this to the recipe...thanks for catching that!

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  4. Fluffy stuff is good in coffee.

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  5. terila1:54 AM

    No Layla? :(

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  6. terila:

    You can see Layla with the cupcakes at her blog: My Dog Baby!

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  7. I'm a huge fans of your cupcakes blog :). Can I have the marshmallow fluff frosting recipe? was it just marshmallow melted in the microwave?

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  8. Your cupcakes are enticing and your pictures divine. I am a fellow cupcake admirer and also from Spokane! Your blog is one of my frequent diversions, thank you for a few moments of pure bliss. Visit me sometime if you are off the beaten path: sfsweettooth.blogspot.com
    sweet thoughts,
    Marilyn

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  9. Anonymous2:06 AM

    You crack me up! Love your stories!
    And, I've gotta get me one of those shirts! Guess which one I'll get? ;-)
    Love ya!
    Kimbo

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  10. These look mouthwateringly (yes, it's a word now) amazing! I can't wait to try these babies out! YUM! :)

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  11. can you give us the recipe for the marshmallow fluff frosting please!

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  12. Do you think the flour can be replaced with something else? (Even spelt flour?) I can't have regular flour so even the tablespoon of flour would be too much.

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  13. Mary H6:47 PM

    What a gorgeous raspberry!

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  14. What an impressive cupcake. .looks delicious indeed.=)

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  15. Anonymous4:43 AM

    Hi everyone,

    Im in the UK and not sure how much 2 sticks of hbutter is, weight wise what would that be pls? its someones bday and as i love cooking been roped into making cakes these wopuld be perfect, they look lovely.

    Thanks

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  16. 1 stick of butter = 113.5 gr or 1/4 pound or 4 ounce or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons or 14 teaspoons .

    and also remember that 1 lb = 454 grams

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