These delicious cupcakes have built-in portion control and fit into a balanced diet on occasion.
How to Organize a Complex Recipe
When preparing a recipe like this, it is important to measure everything in advance and divide up ingredients that are used in each of the batters, fillings and toppings. Prepare the fillings and toppings while the cupcakes are baking and cooling. Once the cupcakes are cooled, place the components (cupcakes, filling and toppings) of each variation together to keep them from getting mixed up. It may also be helpful to complete each variation from start to finish before moving on to the next variation.
How to Make Chocolate Curls
Warm chocolate slightly by heating it in the microwave for a few seconds until you can just smudge the chocolate with your thumb. Hold the chocolate steadily between your thumb and fingers of one hand and draw a vegetable peeler slowly over flat bottom of chocolate piece. Allow a thin layer of chocolate to curl as it is peeled off the bottom. This will make long delicate curls. To make short curls, use the same technique on the narrow sides of the chocolate piece. To arrange curls on a dessert, use a toothpick to lift them into place.