One of my all time favorite desserts is the chocolate covered strawberry. The sweet, juicy strawberry wrapped in silky chocolate it better then any cookie or cake out there...or so I thought. I was looking for a new cupcake to make for a party at my gym. As hard as I tried to think of a cupcake I kept coming back to the chocolate covered strawberry.
I finally thought why not combine them? I could make a moist chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting. That was the initial plan but after trying to put together a recipe I wanted a strawberry middle to the chocolate cupcake. Then I decided to go for it and put a chocolate covered strawberry on top of the cupcake.
The result is quite possibly the best cupcake I've ever made. The chocolate cupcake is rich and moist with a sweet homemade strawberry jam filling. A thick, creamy, strawberry frosting is piped on the cupcake and then it's topped off with a large, juicy chocolate covered strawberry. They not only taste delicious but they look gorgeous as well. These are definitely a special occasion cupcake. The ladies at the gym loved them and they were gone in no time at all!