Friday, February 5, 2010

I fought the Chocolate Cupcake and LOST!


I heard it calling my name... I walked away...

and then it called ... louder and louder and it started taunting me...

Each time I tried to resist and walk away... I try to be a lover not a fighter...

But then they all got together, en masse...
So I was neither lover nor fighter,
just a great big biter!

For the cupcake part

1 1/2 Cup of flour
1 1/2 Cup of sugar
6 oz yogurt or sour cream
1  1/2 Cup milk
2 eggs
1 Cup of oil
3/4 Cup of cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

For the frosting:

1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature
4 cubes of unsweetened chocolate (Baker's)
2 cups of confectioners sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 Cup of milk
Rainbow sprinkles, optional!


Preheat oven to 350
Line cupcake tins with 20 - 24 liners
In a large mixing bowl mix together eggs, oil, milk, yogurt (sour cream) and vanilla
Slowly beat in baking powder, sugar, flour and cocoa
Pour batter in to cupcake liners, about 3/4 full
Bake for about 25 minutes. Insert toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Do not over-bake.
Set cupcakes aside to cool.

Clean out mixing bowl.
Melt chocolate in microwave for about 2 minutes on high. (Stir once or twice after one minute)
When all is melted place in mixing bowl with vanilla, butter, sugar and milk.
Beat on high until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

When cupcakes are cool spread frosting using a butter knife, small frosting spreader or place in pastry bag fitted with a wide tip and squeeze in a circular motion.
Add sprinkles and eat!


CrystalsCozyKitchen said...

I've actually heard that if you are craving something and try to ignore it, many people end up eating other items before eventually eating the food they were craving. Since I heard that if I find myself about to eat something while avoiding what I really want, I give in. It's healthier that way. (It's also a reason to avoid having delicious food around that will tempt me.)

Pocket said...

Your cupcakes look delicious!! I noticed that in the directions for how to make the frosting, you said to add sugar, but the list of ingredients does not mention sugar- can you tell me how much sugar goes in the frosting? I can't wait to make these!

Jessica Ryan said...

Oops Sorry! 2 cups of powdered sugar... editing the post right now!

preppy little dress AKA "PLD" said...

Those look great, bet they were yummy!

preppy little dress AKA "PLD" said...

Those look great, bet they were yummy!

QueenBeeSwain said...

so when are you adopting me so I can have you make them for me, whenever i want!