This past weekend was my friend’s birthday, and as she is a self-professed cupcake lover, I thought the best birthday gift was to bake her a few cupcakes. Looking for something fast and simple to make, I turned to the beautiful Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book that I had bought a while back ago but had yet to try a recipe from. Flipping through the book, it seemed like the One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes would be one of the easiest to make (not to mention that cleaning would be a breeze. And you can’t go wrong with chocolate, right?).
And easy it was. I halved the recipe since I didn't want extra cupcakes leftover to tempt my sweet tooth. They were in the oven in less than 20 minutes and yielded incredibly rich tasting cupcakes with a light and fluffy crumb. I frosted the cupcakes with my favourite fudge frosting, and they were ready to be passed on to the birthday girl! Seems like everyone else had the same idea as me; the birthday girl ended up with 20+ cupcakes to devour!
Hope she survived the sugar high! But then again, it’ll be good preparation for the upcoming Cupcake Camp in Kitchener-Waterloo. My friend’s one of the organizers, so if you find yourself free on September 19th, in the area and craving some serious sugar (and fabulous cupcakes!), be sure to check it out, and all for a good cause!