Easter is always a fun time of year for us. We are not religious, and don’t normally attend church (my partner and I grew up with different religious backgrounds).
Since my family does celebrate Easter (and other holidays) we attended the usual family gathering and dinner. I’m usually in charge of desserts for most family dinners, and this time the kids got a special treat-chocolaty cupcakes.
I’m usually more of a cookie maker, and have just started trying cakes and cupcakes from scratch. I found a recipe that came on the back of my cupcake papers, and decided to give it a try. Boy, was it EVER a great choice! They turned out so moist and rich the icing was an unneeded addition.
Old Fashioned Cupcakes (courtesy of the packaging on Sweet Creations cupcake wrappers)
1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c granulated sugar
3/4c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup brewed coffee (you can use instant, I just used leftover from the morning)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If you are using liners, place in cupcake tins and set aside. If you don’t use liners, grease the pan.
2. mix together the first 6 dry ingredients in a large bowl, and set aside.
3. Whisk together the other 5 ingredients in another bowl.
4. pour the wet batter into the dry mix and whisk until combined.
5. Fill each cupcake tin half full, and bake for about 18-25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
Decorate after they are cooled with icing and candies, or sprinkle icing sugar over the top.
Please enjoy these cupcakes.