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Con Brio: Funk Inspired Cupcakes

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Brand new cupcake inspired by an old friend’s musical sound.  I promised Con Brio some cupcakes next time they came through town, but I was having trouble thinking of something that fit the occasion.  I decided the only solution was to come up with a new flavor.

It’s bold and sweet with a spicy kick, just like Con Brio.  I call it the Mexican Chocolate cupcake.  Made with Theo’s Chile Chocolate ganache on top of our dark chocolate cupcake, it’s probably one of the most “grown-up” flavors I’ve ever come up with.

I’ve been holding on to this idea for a while, but never had the opportunity to execute it.  Theo’s Chile Chocolate is an intense dark chocolate with delicate fruity notes, and the chile won’t hit you until the end.  I knew I had to balance it with something sweet, which is why I think this combination makes for a perfect cupcake.

You should check out the band, too.  San Francisco natives with a great sound.  I’ve known the lead singer Xandra Corpora for over 10 years, and I’m really excited she’s found the perfect way to share her unique lyrical style.  I describe it as a little soulful jazz mixed with funk, but you really have to experience it to get a grasp of their style.  They just finished up a national tour and are heading back to the recording studio to come up with a follow-up to their first album, From the Hip.  They’ve played some amazing shows at the Seamonster in Wallingford; you can follow them on Facebook for all the latest concert happenings.

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