Sometimes I just sit here a while thinking about what to write.
Well, what is there left to say? Mocha Cupcakes. Pretty much sums up the post, but I'll keep on talking anyways.
I had a couple of incidences with these. First, I ran out of white baking cups, so I had to use these fancy ones I was saving...
Second, I also ran out of chocolate chips. What?! I know, crazy! How, in my house, could we be out of chocolate chips? So instead I had to use huge, delectable, melt in your mouth, baking chocolate chunks. Torture, right?
Third, They baked weird. Most of them had a tall domed top. Which doesn't normally happen, and if it does I can usually cover it up with icing. But today was different, I wasn't making icing. No hiding anything with them. But they do look pretty cute! Plus they look like chocolates with the silver wrapping!
1/4 cup hot water
1 1/2 tbsp instant espresso powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup a.p flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cupcake tins with wrappers. Dissolve the espresso powder in the hot water. Whisk together the buttermilk oil, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl. Next add the espresso mixture. In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add buttermilk mixture and stir until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips. Do not overmix!
Scoop the batter into the liners and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool and drizzle over icing or dust with icing sugar.
Though they are really delicious, too bad there won't be any left for you to try some!