Hi all! I have tons of awesome food photography ideas brewing in the ol’ gearbox and decided to put one of those ideas to action. My mother-in-law had been mentioning how much she was craving some cake, but she didn’t want to make a whole cake. I thought I would surprise her with the scent of cupcakes baking when she walked in the door after work!
I went back to an old recipe I made (Nutella Cupcakes–yeah–check it out here) and decided to put a new spin on it. I used the original chocolate batter and rather than Nutella, hollowed out the centers and put a blackberry inside. Then I made a DELICIOUS whipped cream cheese frosting.
I thought these cupcakes might be a bit rich, but they are surprisingly light and the acid from the fruit truly compliments the chocolate and cream flavors. I garnished the cakes with a blackberry on top and then drizzled homemade blackberry sauce as a colorful accent. Yum. so good!! This is just one of my many food projects I plan to develop in the coming months! Enjoy the images. Give me a shout if you’d like the recipe!