Hot chocolate cupcake with marshmallow creme frosting.
Go ahead, take a moment to savor the idea. I did.
I asked Sophie Riggsby for the recipe and discovered it's a box cake. Now I have nothing against box cake mixes. You can jazz them up. I use them to make cookies. They're convenient.
And then, when shopping the next day, I saw this:
I bought it and made this:
Did it taste as good as I was hoping? Well, no.
You see, I expected rich decadence, fluffy marshmallow. Heaven in a cupcake. Granted I didn't doctor it up as Sophie suggested (with a box of pudding mix) and that would have made it richer. And I'd had one of those days and decided to whip the marshmallow cream from a soupy mess into whipped glory by hand. The cake was okay. The frosting too sweet.
I expected too much.
Guess I'll stick to the liquid kind.
Have you tried any recipes or looked forward to eating something and were disappointed?