Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ariel's making ... double chocolate cupcakes

cupcakes are the new vogue dessert -- they're small, sweet and oh-so hip! i need to get on this ... so time to make some chocolate cupcakes ... per chef sam's request ;)

you'll need:

1 stick organic butter
1 c. organic sugar
1 organic egg
2 c. organic un-bleached white flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. organic fair trade coco powder
1/2 bar of organic fair trade chocolate (i used a 74% dark chocolate theo bar ... they make great chocolate!)
1 c. organic milk

always use fair trade, organic chocolate when possible. the other stuff just reeks of horrible labor conditions ... you can read more about it here.

start by melting your butter. while it melts, mix your egg, sugar and coco powder. add the melted butter and mix. add the dry ingredients and milk and mix. throw in the chocolate bits and stir 'til it's all gooey and a rich chocolate color.

pour into un-bleached, recycled cupcake holders and bake at 400* for about 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when you poke them.

chocolate! chocolate!

they're perfect with a cup of tea in the garden with a friend ... sitting in the sunshine enjoying these prefect spring days we're having!

happy baking dears!



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