What’s a baker to do when she’s making cupcakes for a wedding, accidentally doubles the sugar during a recipe conversion and ends up with 6 dozen overflowing tulip lined cupcakes? If she has some experience and a sense of humor, she will remain calm, rename them “mini molten cakes” and give them away as fast as possible because they are so stinking good she would be tempted to eat several
You know the old saying,
Well, this week life handed me molten chocolate cake instead of chocolate cupcakes. I had 21 dozen cupcakes plus a cutting cake to get done for a wedding so I was recalculating my recipe to make more cupcakes at one time. I also had a little bit of a fuzzy brain for various reasons. I double checked my calculations and through my fuzzy brain I kept thinking, the sugar amount cannot be right, check it again. After three times, I got tired of trying to decipher what my fuzzy brain was saying and I made my cupcakes. Being the thorough person that I am, I proceeded to fill the cake pans, pop them in the ovens and also filled 5 dozen beautiful Italian tulip liners with the rest of the batter so that I could start on my next batch. 15 minutes into the baking of the cakes, I knew I had made an error in my recipe, but I was committed to making all 5 dozen cupcakes and the cakes that were already baking in the oven.
If I were to choose the perfect chocolate cake, this would be it. The cake is moist, dark and tastes like chocolate. Some chocolate cakes don’t taste like chocolate you know. The fudge filling is rich and thick but not too sweet. The vanilla frosting is silky smooth, pipes beautifully and melts on my tongue. Once I cut into this cake, I like to close my eyes and take a deep breath allowing the aromas of chocolate, sugar and vanilla to penetrate my brain. The icing on the cake, so to speak, is the startling contrast between the fluffy white frosting and deep brown, almost black, cake. This cake gives me the full sensory experience I crave in a dessert.
This meal checks all the boxes in my opinion: Low-carb, hearty, budget friendly, delicious and easy