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Bread Pudding Cupcakes With Lots of Chocolate

When my friend suggested that I make bread pudding cupcakes, chocolate is not what I had in mind. I was picturing more of a traditional bread pudding – maybe with some kind of boozy sauce. However, when I came across Chockylit’s chocolate bread pudding cupcakes with toffee, all other searches went out the window. I couldn’t even think of a way that I wanted to change it. I almost always change something about a cupcake recipe. In this case, I made it as written, except for the frosting.

How Were the Bread Pudding Cupcakes?

The bread pudding cupcakes were a little rich for me. They were almost a cross between bread pudding and fudge. My mother-in-law said the cupcakes were a perfect chocolate bread pudding, but she wasn’t quite sure how they were cupcakes. This was a common comment among my tasters – including my ever present taster Ran and Bride and Groom 2.0. Cupcake or not, if you like rich chocolate desserts and you like bread pudding, this might be a winner for you!

The Bread Pudding Cupcake Recipe

As noted above, I got the bread pudding cupcake recipe from Chockylit. I have reprinted it below with my notes.

Bread Pudding Cupcakes With Lots of Chocolate

Yield: Makes about 30 cupcakes.

Bread Pudding Cupcakes With Lots of Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 3 C heavy cream
  • 1 C milk
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1 lb loaf dense white bread, 1 or 2 days old (I used French bread)
  • 10 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • Chopped toffee, to taste (I made my own using this toffee recipe and used about 1 1/2 C)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the cream, milk, vanilla, and cocoa.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring.
  3. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Chop bread into 1/2″ cubes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  5. Bring mixture back to boil and stir in chopped chocolate.
  6. Take off the heat and continue to stir until chocolate is melted.
  7. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
  8. Slowly add the warm chocolate mixture, whisking constantly until combined.
  9. Pour the mixture carefully over the bread cubes.
  10. Stir until all cubes are covered.
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes.
  12. Mix in as much toffee as you'd like. I made sure that there were a few small pieces in each cupcake.
  13. Stir to combine.
  14. Scoop soaked bread cubes into cupcake liners until bread cubes are level with the top of the rim.
  15. Carefully pour the remaining liquid into each cupcake, filling until nearly full.
  16. Bake at 350 F for about 22 minutes or until set.

Notes

Top the bread pudding cupcakes with [brewed chocolate frosting|http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2008/07/what-to-drink-with-your-cupcakes.html. (See picture in this post)

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2008/07/bread-pudding-cupcakes-with-lots-of.html

The Frosting


I topped the bread pudding cupcakes with brewed chocolate frosting. It went perfectly!

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3 Responses to Bread Pudding Cupcakes With Lots of Chocolate

  1. kamailesfood July 20, 2008 at 6:51 am #

    Holy Hannah!! I can see how this would be a rich dessert with 3 c of cream and 8 egg yolks! I bet I would enjoy every bite. :)

  2. Stef July 20, 2008 at 7:28 am #

    I didn’t even realize that until I started to make it. I’m not sure if I would have made it if I had studied the ingredients that closely. It’s definitely not for every day eating.

  3. My Sweet & Saucy July 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    What fun! These look great!

  4. My Sweet & Saucy July 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    What fun! These look great!

  5. My Sweet & Saucy July 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    What fun! These look great!

  6. My Sweet & Saucy July 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    What fun! These look great!

  7. My Sweet & Saucy July 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    What fun! These look great!

  8. Lisa July 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    These sound sooo good! I really wondered about making bread pudding cupcakes when I was on my bread pudding binge a couple of months ago, but I never got around to it. It looks like it works out just fine, and ypu’ve even made them pretty! I’ll have to try these.

  9. Karen Downing July 20, 2008 at 7:33 pm #

    The name of those cupcakes is enough to capture me! I have to try them. Now.

  10. Tempered Woman July 21, 2008 at 6:44 am #

    wahhhh, where’s the boozy frosting. heh/ just kidding.
    I love bread pudding and am currently hoarding an orange cranberry walnut bread from the artisan bakery for just such purpose. I’m still on the fence over adding chocolate.
    And forget the groom and bride~ I personally think these would make a perfect wedding cupcake!

  11. Ivy July 21, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    Stef, you made these look amazing! The little stars are the perfect thing. :)

  12. Katie July 21, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    I made these as well and they are really rich cupcakes. But oh so good.

  13. GirlCanBake July 21, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Interesting idea! I never would have considered it before I saw yours. Awesome!

  14. Stef July 21, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    My sweet – Thanks so much!

    Lisa – I’m sure you could do the same thing with whatever your favorite bread pudding recipe is!

    Karen – I know! I felt the same way!

    TW – Oh yum!! I wouldn’t bother with the chocolate in yours. The orange and cranberry will shine on their own. Although, of course, chocolate couldn’t hurt. :)

    Ivy – Thanks!! They were fun!

    Katie – Yup! Definitely rich.

    Girl – Give it a go sometime with your fav bread pudding recipe.

  15. Cynthia July 21, 2008 at 6:04 pm #

    What a great idea – bread pudding cupcakes!

  16. playswithyarn July 21, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    i wish i was around to try them!

  17. Anonymous July 23, 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    How (and for how long) do you think these cupcakes could be stored? They look incredible!

  18. Stef July 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    Cynthia – Thanks!

    Kat – You could make some yourself?

    Anon – I stored them for a week in a tupperware in my fridge.

  19. Gigi July 24, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    Yum! They look sensational!

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