My mom and dad both have birthday’s in the month of July…in fact their birthday’s are only 2 days apart.
Gifts for parents are always a challenge. What do you buy the people who can buy whatever they want?
I wanted to bake up some cupcakes to take them but
- I don’t want a dozen cupcakes sitting around my house (because I will slowly eat ALL of them)
- I don’t want my parents to have a dozen cupcakes around their house (because they will slowly eat ALL of them)
No one needs a dozen cupcakes…right?
So I found a recipe for a small batch of cupcakes…genius!
The recipe makes 3-4 cupcakes…the perfect amount for a gift, a dessert or to satisfy a chocolate craving.
In a bowl I mixed all the dry ingredients-
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Then I added in
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk
I mixed it all together and filled my cupcake liners. (Thanks Erika for my pretty ones!)
The original recipe said to bake these cupcakes for 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees. But my cupcakes took 23 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center came out clean.
I let them cool completely and then threw some store bought icing into a ziploc bag and piped it on to the cupcakes.
Don’t they look great?
When I gave them to my mom she asked “Where did you buy these?”
Oh no mom, I MADE these…yes, I am that good…
And thankfully, these little beauties taste pretty good too! Light and fluffy with a great chocolate flavor!