I made more cupcakes this weekend. These were follow-on cupcakes to the batch that I made for the husband to take along while working with his 48 hour film festival team. (Alas, the film is not available on-line for a while yet.) My cupcakes were apparently much enjoyed by the film cast and crew; even though I substituted one cup of hot water for the coffee called for by the recipe.
Since I had a bunch of frosting left over, I decided to try the cupcakes again, this time with the coffee. The with-coffee cupcakes were better - noticeably larger and fluffier. Here is the recipe that I used, taken from Caprial's Desserts, by Caprial Pence and Melissa Carey.
- 12 ounces flour (that's 3 cups to some of you)
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
- 1/2 cups buttermilk
Mix these into the above, until well blended.
- 3 eggs
Mix into the above, one at at time.
- 1/2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Mix into the above; low speed.
For medium sized cupcakes, bake at 350° for about 20 minutes (use a toothpick). I got about 28 cupcakes out of this.
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