I need a serious detox from all the yummy food I’ve been eating this holiday. It’s been wonderful, but I feel like I’ve been gaining weight by the minute.
One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe from Martha Stewart Everyday Food
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla; mix batter until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about one-third full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen cupcakes.
Easy Vanilla Frosting
1 1/2 sticks of butter, room temperature
2 1/4 confectioners sugar.
1 tsp of vanilla
splash of milk
Combine ingredients in a mixer, mix for about 4 minutes until smooth.
Top with crushed candy canes. (To crush, place candy canes or candy cane pieces in small ziplock bag. Using a the handle of a knife gently crush candy canes into small pieces.)