Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 76:Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Cups

Yield: 15 cupcakes
Time (Start to Finish): 45 min

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup flour
½ cup cocoa powder
¾ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup half and half
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup boiling water
15 peanut butter cups

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients; flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt.
3. Then add the egg, sugars, half and half, oil, and vanilla.
4. Whisk all together, then add the boiling water and whisk until smooth
5. Line cupcake tins with papers, and fill each a little less than half way with the batter.
6. Place a peanut butter cup in each cupcake
7. Top with a little more batter, and make sure each one doesn’t go higher than ¾ of the way up the paper
8. Bake for 15 min or until cakes are cooked and a little springy. They will be a little sticky on top
9. You can make a chocolate frosting, but I like these just the way they are

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: you really can’t mess up chocolate and peanut butter. Again, this is another sick day, and from what I hear of others who have the same ailment, I am on the up and tomorrow should be fine to fight the world…which is good because I need to move my car by 12 tomorrow. I jumped in the middle of the night thinking I hadn’t moved it. This is another recipe I made from things in my cabinet. So good, but the peanut butter cups sunk to the bottom and kind of hardened, which sucked, but they still tasted great. This is also the best chocolate cake recipe. A tweak on the hershey’s recipe, and super moist. These are going fast in this house. I don’t like frosting on these, but go ahead and use my chocolate, or a nice cream cheese icing, and they will be great. Ok, back to bed for me…

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