Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest: Cupcakes!

by Matt on October 6, 2010

With Chef Elizabeth Falkner last year, post sugar judging high

Cupcake lovers, fans, bakers, eaters and fanatics, this one is for you! I’m so happy to announce the launch of the Chocolate Adventure Contest from Scharffen Berger and TuttiFoodie! This year it’s all about cupcakes and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This year I’ve been asked back and it’s quite an honor to be invited back to join John Scharffenberger, Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Alice Medrich and Angie Dudley from Bakerella in judging the winning recipes. Last year was a phenomenal experience, the level of creativity in the winners and runner-ups blew my mind. It was such a wonderful opportunity and experience and I’m just giddy that I get to do it all over again!

The contest goes like this: create a cupcake using Scharffen Berger chocolate and any combination of the Adventure Ingredients, a selection of unique and interesting flavors. The winning recipe will appear in Food Network Magazine and the winner will get the chance to fly to New York York City to distribute the winning cupcake on one of the city’s Sweet Trucks. The recipe will be featured on, and and of course here on mattbites. There are fantastic second and third place prizes, too.

I’m so excited about tasting all the delicious entries and I suppose I should start practicing, right? Get all the contest details at Chocolate Adventure Contest and if you’re at BlogHer Food this weekend in San Francisco make sure to stop by Chef Elizabeth Falker’s demo where she’ll be kicking off the Chocolate Adventure Contest. I’ll be there too, make sure to say hello!

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Gabriela October 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I imagine the cupcakes bakers dream-up will be amazing, you’re going to have wonderful, albeit, difficult time judging. Stout beer, ricotta cheese, meyer lemons and my fave, sweetened condensed milk!

Style Your Food October 6, 2010 at 3:26 pm

yes indeed. I wish I could attend this Chocolate Adventure Contest as the eater. Lol

carma October 7, 2010 at 10:47 am

definitely start practicing with the taste testing well in advance ;-)

congrats on being featured by Gwyneth!!

Strawberry CAKE October 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

Matt so great to meet you tonight at the Food Fete…I am very excited about this contest. I am hoping to fit it into my schedule!

Kate October 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

I caught a glimpse of that beautiful chocolate cupcake and started breathing faster. I want one.

Feast October 10, 2010 at 6:59 am

Love your blog. It is so beautiful. Of course I’m starving now.
Have wonderful day!


Stella October 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

The adventure ingredient list is so awesome this year!! Are you going to make and eat the recipes in order to judge them, or will you just evaluate the merits of the written recipe? I would think eating so many cupcakes would be a little overwhelming…

Idis October 14, 2010 at 10:24 am

Oh my! the list is certainly challenging but I’m gonna enter this contest! Thanks for the info. Ok baking time begins!

Lauren October 24, 2010 at 1:19 am

Ok I am going to enter this for sure. I was reading Food Network Magazine today and once I read the Adventure Ingredient list, I knew exactly what I am going to make. One word Canolli!

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