Yes, you read that right. Chocolate.
I don’t really like chocolate, which is why I rarely use it. I have never made a chocolate cake/cupcakes, boxed or from scratch. Ever.
Why did I do it? Because tonight I am seeing 2 of my best friends, and we are celebrating both of their birthdays. Normally I would do funfetti or something like that, but I happen to know that they both love chocolate.
A while back, someone told me about an amazing chocolate cake recipe. As soon as I decided I wanted to make chocolate, I knew this was the recipe I had to try. Guess where I got it?
That’s right, it’s right on the cocoa box! The recipe says to use 2 9″ pans, but of course I wanted to do cupcakes.
This batter was very runny. Normally home-made recipes are thick, so it was nice to have a pour-able substance!
The recipe for cake said 30-35 minutes, but as cupcakes they were done in my oven after about 21 minutes.
Okay on to the frosting!! I printed out this Marshmallow Frosting recipe almost 5 months ago. I hadn’t tried it yet, but I thought it would go fabulously with the chocolate cupcakes. My husband agreed so I went for it!
If you’re going to try this frosting recipe, either get a man to hold your hand mixer for you, or buy a stand mixer. Because this seriously took forever to get “stiff peaks.” And I’m not even sure I went long enough.
It seriously tastes like ooey gooey mashmallows!
And the cupcakes are awesome!
For someone who doesn’t like chocolate, I was impressed. It was moist and just the right amount of chocolate – – not too rich or too sweet.
I asked my husband and friends to judge it for me, and all they had to say was “it’s good.” Not much of a review for the blog, but it’s all I could get them to say. They did have more than one each if that counts for anything?