Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest: Cupcakes!

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!


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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…

  3. Idis says

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

  4. Lauren says

    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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