Monday, April 16, 2007
Mmm, cupcake! Auntie Em's Kitchen
Ah, the BIG-O CUPCAKES!!! And for the record...no, I didn't eat them both the same day. *ahem*
Chocolate Cupcake – Large
It was huge, 2.5-inches by 2.5-inches. It was your basic grown-up chocolate cake, topped by swirl of rich dark chocolate frosting and a bit of rainbow nonpareils.
But? Dry cake. Yummy, but dry. It wasn’t sweet, instead a deeper chocolate cake - hence the grown-up comment. This wasn't a "classroom birthday party cupcake."
The frosting saved it, but the cupcake isn’t supposed to be just about the frosting. It was stiff, perhaps because we put it in the fridge, but it was dark yummy chocolate. Rich dark yummy chocolate. Very rich.
Red Velvet Cupcake – Large
Same size as the Chocolate Cupcake, a huge-o 2.5-inches by 2.5-inches. I'm happy to report that it was topped by real cream cheese frosting…I approve! Red cake, cream cheese frosting topped with cute little RED nonpareils.
The cupcake was moister than the Chocolate, but still felt dry. The red velvet was red-red-red, slightly less red than Doughboys…and yes, Doughboys still wins. Doughboys is more cocoa-y, tangier and more flavorful. The cream cheese frosting is sharper and more…well, cream cheesier. The Auntie Em's version was nice, but kind of boring – Doughboys is more fun, more…red velvet-y.
Auntie Em's Kitchen Cupcakes - C! Dry. *sniffle*
Auntie Em's Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041