Fridays are good. They are even better with cupcakes. It is cupcake Friday in the office.
I love watching people eat cupcakes. Everone has their own special way of eating them. Some folks lick away all the frosting first…some cut the cupcake up into little pieces. Some folks are two biters…whole cupcake gone in 2 bites. Some savor every little bite…some folks moan…then you have Tania, a gal in my office, who always turns her cupcake upside down onto her plate and eats it that way. So funny . Ive seen people twist the top off, turn it upside down so the frosting is sandwiched in between. Hahahahah. There are the mooshers who just mash up the cupcake and the frosting all together into a gloppy mess. Then you have the people who have to have 2 cupcakes…it’s either 2 or nothing. There is even someone I know, who eats just the frosting and tosses the cake part away! But the funniest thing I have noticed is that there are a lot of men who get all weird about cupcakes. I guess to them, it’s just not “manly” to eat a cupcake. haahahah THAT cracks me up. Remember that old saying years ago……Real Men Eat Quiche….it should now be Real Men Eat Cupcakes. I Guess its only fair that I share MY way of eating a cupcake….always with a spoon and I dig from the middle first. Sometimes I just eat the middle and toss the outer part away. Yep….wierd I know.
If you have an interesting technique to eating cupcakes, share it with me!!
To my friend Brian L: here is one of the chocolate frosting recipes you were trying to get out of me. Enjoy.
Basic Chocolate Cake recipe
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. Line standard muffin pan with paper liners. Sift cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, warm water, sour cream, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth by hand whisk or mixer.
Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 15-18 minutes or until you poke a toothpick in the cake and it comes out clean. Let cool. Frost (makes 18-20 cuppies)
Creamy Chocolate frosting
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk. I prefer Whipping cream
Mix the sugar and cocoa together in the mixer. Add butter and cream. Whip till fluffy. If it is too soft, add more confectioners sugar. If you use whipping cream and the cupcakes are not eaten right away, you gotta put them in the fridge.