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TuttiFoodie and Scharffen Berger Chocolate invite you to bring your cupcakes to new levels of delicious. This year, the Chocolate Adventure Contest -- now in its fourth -- is all about cupcakes. There’s $20,000 in awards -- $10,000 for the grand prize winning creation, $7,000 for second place and $3,000 for third place.http://www.chocolateadventurecontest.com/
That’s not all. As grand prize winner, you’ll see your cupcake recipe featured in Food Network magazine. And you’ll get to bake and share your creation in New York, from one of the city’s beloved Sweet Trucks.
Let’s talk details: Create a cupcake recipe using Scharffen Berger dark chocolate and at least one “adventure ingredient” from this year’s list. Submit your recipe -- you can submit up to 10 -- by January 4, 2011. Our illustrious judges will review your creations based on creativity, taste, ease of preparation and whether the recipe reflects a spirit of adventure.
Now, for the adventure ingredients:
stout beer (oatmeal, chocolate, imperial or any other stout)
coconut butter, coconut milk or coconut cream
molasses (light, dark or blackstrap)
sweetened condensed milk
fresh or whole dried chili pepper
Sumatra coffee beans.
Ready? Walk on over to the Scharffen Berger virtual cupcake builder. Set? Get out your mixing bowls. Go: check out the challenge.