Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rainy Day Chocolate Cupcakes



I'm calling these rainy day cupcakes, because today was rainy, and I was bored, so I decided to do some baking with what I had in the cupboard. Makes 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

1c all purpose flour
1/8tsp baking soda
1.5tsp baking powder
1/2 heaping cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/8tsp salt
2.5tbs melted butter
1 heaping cup granulated sugar (used raw organic)
2 eggs
1/2tsp vanilla
3/4c milk (used organic soy)

preheat oven to 350, place cupcake liners in muffin tin, or use pan spray. mix sugar and butter and eggs, then add milk and vanilla. add baking powder and soda and salt, cocoa, finally the flour. mix well. measure about a 1/4c into each cupcake wrapper. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes back out clean. Another trick for telling if they are done is to touch the top, and if it feels springy, not leaving a dint, then they are done. Let cool, top with favorite icing. Enjoy!

I will say these aren't the very best cupcakes I've ever had, but this was my first time making them from scratch, and I thought they were easy, and turned out well. Not as sugary sweet as a store bought mix. Plenty moist, not crumbly, rose well, but not too high so they were still easy to frost. I will probably serve them at a play group I'm hosting tomorrow.

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