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Cupcake Project – Chocolate Hummus

I’m always looking for new and unique icing’s to use with a line of Gluten and Vegan Cupcakes that I’d love to include in our dream shop. I’ve toyed with tofu mostly but when I saw this recipie at the Cupcake Project I’m pretty sure my tastebuds retreated and threatened to go on strike. Under normal circumstances I’m not a hummus advocate. I like chick-peas, whole chick-peas but for some reason when they get mashed up something is lost in translation. There is only 2 kinds of hummus I like: a presidents Choice version with a healthy kick of curry in it, and one made by Summer Fresh Moroccan Hummus. I don’t think I’m going to try this but someone else out there might be more daring than I.

Chocolate Hummas

Chocolate hummus is so decadent – like a rich chocolate mousse – that unless you tell your tasters it’s hummus, they’ll never know.  Case in point: While I slathered chocolate hummus all over pita (probably too much of it because it’s “healthy”), I also used it to frost chocolate cupcakes.  Friends and family unknowingly tasted the chocolate hummus frosted cupcakes (they were only told that it was a chocolate cupcake), and not a single soul gave me a sidelong “what are you feeding me” glance.  I asked for feedback and I got comments like, “What do you want me to tell you?  It’s just a really good chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting.”  Without knowing it, they gave me the exact feedback that I wanted to hear. (Read more…)

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The Cupcake Project – Favorite Recipies and How to Make Them

The Cupcake Project lists her favorite icings and includes links to the recipes, I cannot wait to try the Red Wine Chocolate Ganache:

Before I started Cupcake Project, I would have told you that I didn’t like frosting.  I’ve now learned that what I don’t like is super sugary sweet, artificially-colored, Crisco-based grocery store birthday cake frosting.  The frostings on this list are all frostings that I can eat by the spoonful, and with the exception of number 7, they are all really easy to make. (Read more…)