I used to take requests on this site. Then, I got married. Now, I take dessert requests from my husband. Not that I actually listen to him half the time, but I do need him.
I’m a die-hard lemon dessert lover, and chocolate? Well, I could take it or leave it. (I know, the horror!) If it were up to me, I would hardly have a chocolate section on this site. But thanks to him, I do.
So, while I’m over in La-La lemon land floating on vanilla clouds with crunchy meringue bits, my honey is craving chocolate.
My best guess is that 50% of the chocolate chips I buy, go directly hand to mouth. His hand, his mouth. Since we’re being honest, I should admit that about 30% of the spoons in this house have residual lemon curd from my jar to mouth technique. At least I use a spoon!
I decided to make something only he would love for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. So simple, no frills. I wanted to add jam and make a riff on my one-bowl chocolate cake, but I knew better.
I made a little less than 1 dozen mini chocolate cupcakes with rich chocolate buttercream.
Here you go, stud muffin. These babies are all for you.
Don’t say I never cooked you nothin’. xo
For the chocolate buttercream: