This Christmas, Santa was good to me. At the ripe age of 23, I recieved what any middle-aged woman can only dream of…a 5qt stainless steel KitchenAid Mixer. I was absolutely thrilled. Far away are the days of trying to balance three bowls and a hand mixer.
However, between all the Holiday festivities, 9 Christmas parties, 2 NYE parties, and one quick battle with the flu, I’ve struggled to find time to actually get to use it…until last night.
I didn’t have a lot of time to play so for these cupcakes I just used a really simple chocolate cake recipe that can be found in basically any Betty Crocker cookbook. Click here for the recipe!
The recipe itself is super straightforward. Some flour, sugar, butter, vanilla….the basics for any yellow cake. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder and done. I really couldn’t find anything to complain about.
The frosting is just a simple piped (…with a ziploc bag) chocolate buttercream and some sprinkles I had leftover from a friend’s birthday. I received raive reviews for going back to the basics with these cupcakes and a few reviews of “I need some milk…”
Next time I make this recipe I’m going to try and make baby lava cakes! I figure that by putting a Lindt chocolate into the center of the cupcakes while they’re still warm from the oven, I’ll get the oozing lava cake effect. The only issue I see with doing this is that they are only going to be good served immediately so I’ll need to find the best way to do this. Any ideas?