Martha Stewart Cupcake Club is back...on this blog anyway. I have been absent for the last couple of months, but when Rachel of Simple Girl posted a chance for people to pick new flavors, I jumped on it. I really enjoy being part of baking groups and I wanted to get back connected to this one, so I got to make a pick.
I chose Mint Filled Brownie Cupcakes from page 122-123 of Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. I really like a cupcake where there is a little surprise in the middle and I have had my eye on these for a while. While I was in the store buying peppermint patties, I saw rolos and thought that they would also go well in the cupcakes. My little one and I had a great time making these together. These are a great pre-school baking project. We mixed the batter and he had a great time pressing the candy into the cupcake tins. We made half with peppermint patties and half with rolos and I enjoyed both.
The mint ones infused the brownies withe a nice mint flavor throughout and the caramel ones had nice caramel chunks studded throughout (I used two rolos, but I think I would use three in the future). The brownies had a nice texture, between fudgy and caky and were definitely chocolatey.
I hope everyone enjoyed baking along with me. I look forward to seeing how everyone else's turned out. I am looking forward to next month's raspberry swirl cheesecake.