Okay, so one of my dudes had a birthday a
few weeks ago, and I decided this was the
perfect time to make -- what else -- cupcakes!
Now the boy wanted the Tom and Jerry cupcake
decorations and a few of his buds are vegan,
so it seemed to me it was a perfect time to have
our own Epic Cupcake War! Vegan vs. Non-Vegan
and may the best chocolate-chocolate cupcake win!
Now because this is an EPIC battle of the cupcake, I'm going to divide it into two parts. So, this week representing the Non-Vegan Cupcake we have Jerry the mouse on this super chocolate-chocolate recipe!
Non-Vegan Chocolate Cupcake
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, room temperature
¾ cup milk
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup water, warm
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add eggs, milk, oil, extract and water. Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Scoop into paper lined cupcake pans and bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 18.Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup softened butter
(I use one stick salted, one stick unsalted)
3 cups confectioners sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tspn vanilla
3-4 tblspns milk
In a large bowl, cream butter and vanilla. Gradually add sugar and cocoa, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides of bowl often. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. For best results, keep icing in refrigerator when not in use.
Stay tuned as we bring on the Vegan Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcake next week!
Comment on either today's blog or next week's blog (or both) and be entered in the drawing to win some serious cupcake swag!
The winner will be announced the following Wednesday (the 29th)! To celebrate my departure to Texas to go on tour with the Fatal Four!!! Look out Lone Star State, here we come!!!
THE TOUR: Maggie Sefton, Wendy Lyn Watson, Hannah Reed and Jenn McKinlay
September 30 - 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble La Frontera Village Round Rock, TX
October 1 - 6:30 PM Murder by the Book Houston TX
October 2 - 2:00 PM Barnes & Noble The Shops at La Cantera San Antonio, TX
October 3 - 2:00 PM Barnes & Noble University Village Fort Worth, TX