1.) Lucky Spoon Bakery
Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 2 oz. (57) / 8 oz. (228 g.) in total container of 4
Calories: 220 calories in 1 cupcake
Cost: $3.49 (sale) for 1 container of 4
Purchased from: Safeway, Palo Alto, CA
2.) Homemade chocolate brownie with...
Dagoba Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate
Whiskey-soaked cacao nibs and cinnamon and fig
Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate Brownie Theme Week.
One can satisfy a chocolate brownie craving via many forms of chocolate, including in rich chocolate cakes, chocolate bars and in homemade brownies.
Today's double entry features a mini chocolate cupcakes that satisfied a brownie craving in the morning, and a mad scientist (homemade) brownie with several toppings.
Lucky Spoon Bakery
The first chocolate, a petite chocolate cupcake topped with buttercream frosting was from Lucky Spoon Bakery (Salt Lake City, UT). This perfectly sized cupcake satisfied chocolate brownie and cake/sugar cravings. It was relatively moist and light, and not too crumbly...in other words, you might never know this chocolate cupcake was gluten free.
Dagoba Xocolatl spicy brownie
The second chocolate, was a homemade brownie, sprinkled with Dagoba* xocolatl drinking chocolate (cocoa/dry mix), and topped with whiskey-marinated cacao nibs and marinated fig, and sliced almonds. It was very satisfying.
A brownie buffet table with unlimited toppings might have also had fresh whipped cream, grated orange peel, allspice and additional items suitable to add this teetering tower of flavors.
*Dagoba's xocolatl drinking chocolate mix (with chili, cinnamon and pieces of dark chocolate) was likely inspired by the original Dagoba xocolatl bar (chocolate with a subtle, warm spicy kick to it).
Note: Dagoba Organic Chocolate, founded in 2001 by Frederick Schilling, has been owned by the Hershey Company since 2006.