Letting Life Lead
Around here, my sous chefs can make things quite challenging. Ingredients can get omitted and over mixing is a strong possibility, so one bowl recipes where things can be dumped in at once and then stirred by a three year old comes in really handy.
I love this recipe and you can find it here: Cupcake Jemma’s Chocolate Cupcakes Video on YouTube (weighed ingredients) or at her website. Be warned that the original recipe makes twenty-four cupcakes; I always halve it with no problems. I have also substituted yogurt or sour cream or regular milk with a dash of vinegar for the buttermilk with nice results, and since I always forget the chocolate always ends up being put on after I’ve filled the cups (and I like it that way better). As for the coffee, you can substitute it for vanilla or just leave it out with no substitutions. However, the coffee does make it much richer. Weird, but true.
Get a bowl. Mix dry, mix wet. Dump the wet ingredients in a bowl of dry. Or just have your helper dump them all in together before you are ready; it happens. Add red food coloring in a foolish attempt to make them red velvet for Valentine’s day. Have small child mix it to get them to stop shouting, “Me heppa you! Me heppa you!!” at the top of their lungs. Give them the spoon to lick after, because you are a rebel.
Devour them accordingly and forget to take a beauty shot of a single perfectly domed cupcake. I guess you’ll just have to make your own to experience it properly.
Did you try the recipe? Link back to this post and let’s compare notes.
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