Lasagna Cupcakes

Time for Book Club! Our first book gathering was held at my house. We had read Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave. In the book the Mother makes a Lasagna that has a secret ingredient. The secret ingredient is Chocolate. Chocolate is added to the sauce. Really? I had never heard of this. A pinch of sugar, yes, but not Chocolate. Then I thought of a Mole Sauce and did some online investigating. I found a video of the book’s author making sauce and adding Chocolate. Then I found a recipe from Sicily that added Chocolate to a Meat Sauce. So I did it. I added about a 1/2 teaspoon to about 3 cups of my Mom’s Meat Sauce recipe. It was quite good. It added a little depth to the sauce.

I did not want to make a tray of Lasagna so I lined cupcake trays with parchment paper and layered the noodles (yes I cut the Lasagna noodles with a round cookie cutter), Ricotta, the sauce and Mozzarella cheese. I topped the cupcakes with sauce and cheese. A hit!

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I am a graphic/web designer. When not at work I love being in the kitchen. It brings back good memories of all the great cooks in my family who are no longer with us. Sometimes when my husband comes home he will say our house smells like an Italian restaurant. I know of no greater compliment.
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