Saturday, February 5, 2011
Chili Flavored Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes
I once read a blog about an obsession with cumin that even beats mine and the author said she puts cumin with chocolate. This intrigued me and I've been meaning to try it since, but haven't had a good opportunity (actually, I was thinking about making cumin truffles this year, but ended up making lavender instead). I think that the chickpeas kind of encourage play with savory flavors, but I could see where some people might find these extremely weird. They are kind of reminiscent of a chocolaty chili, more than a chocolate cake, especially since I used my magic bullet to "puree" the chickpeas and it missed a few. But I made these to bring to a Superbowl party (go Pack go!) tomorrow and had to try one to make sure they were acceptable and not super weird to serve to other people. I ended up eating 2. Whoops! I adapted a recipe from Serious Eats. I'll let you know how they go over at the party tomorrow, they might not be as good cold. However, I think they do a good job of incorporating Superbowl-y flavors, that is, chili, in a chocolate cake. I had a picture that I deleted right after I sent it to my computer, but it apparently did not make it to my computer. Maybe I'll add one tomorrow. Maybe i should frost it with avocado buttercream (and maybe something gold?), but i think that may go to far.