My wife had been talking about cupcakes for about three days straight. And so, I had to accomodate. After all, she is making me a baby. Unfortunately, these cupcakes didn’t quite turn out. At least they tasted good.
As I always do whenever I am trying to make baked goods, I referred exclusively to the Western Dubuque Marching Band Cook Book. Because as far as I’m concerned, home dessert baking reached its zenith in the late 70s/early 80s. I picked the Easy Chocolate Cake recipe because it was 3 for 3 in terms of what I was looking for. Easy. Chocolate. Cake.
Also, becuase there’s only two of us in our house (until January, anyway), I always look for recipes that list eggs in an even number. That way, I can halve the recipe fairly easily.
I tried to frost the cupcakes, but I ended up just dousing them what ended up being a super sugary chocolate sauce. My wife didn’t seem to care how messy they were though, they hit the spot. And that’s strange, because even though the recipe calls itself a chocolate cake recipe, there isn’t actually any chocolate in the cakes. Instead, there’s coffee in it.
In actuality, I like the flavor of this cake. I like it more than white cake. And I like it more than chocolate cake. From now on, I think I’m going to put coffee in any cake I make. But, my wife wanted a chocolate cake. And this isn’t chocolate cake.
That being said, I really liked the texture of this cake. It was nice and spongy and airy, like an angel food cake but without all that super annoying effort. Overall, the cakes were good and the frosting was good. But at the end of the day, it was really hard to call what I made a cupcake or frosting.