My little man turned three this week so I’ve been baking treats for his piratey birthday celebrations (yes I said celebrations – home and day care). I decided to try out some Divvies recipes and they did not disappoint.
For our home mini celebration, I made Divvie’s chocolate cupcakes. They were really beautiful cupcakes, moist and soft and chocolatey. To cut the sugar, I just made a thin glaze icing with a few sprinkles. I made these ahead of time. They froze beautifully and were just as moist and pretty later in the week as the day I made them.
Here’s the recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/315948/divvies-chocolate-cupcakes
I also made Divvies’ recipe for Whoopie Pies – they adapted the recipe from Gourmet and posted it to their facebook page.
I followed the recipe except I doubled the chocolate and made the cakes a bit smaller – making 22 total cakes. They turned out really good – my husband did a taste test and he loved them. The cookies were really light and airy. The filling was good, but I will probably play with it next time to try to get it a little fluffier and lighter. The only downside was that I had a lot of frosting filling left over. It’s a bit of a peave of mine when frosting recipes don’t match the batch. Divvies didn’t recommend freezing it, but I froze it anyway because I hate throwing food away and didn’t know what to do with it. I will definitely cut the frosting filling recipe in half next time unless I’m planning on making a double batch.
Overall, both of these recipes were pretty tasty. I would recommend both recipes, but to attain hero status give them whoopie pies!
For more about Divvies, visit: http://www.divvies.com