When I realised the holiday will soon be over and I had not made a cake for my nephew who came to spend some time with us, I decided to do something about it. I mean, it won't be fair for him to spend about six weeks with me and not have a cake to brag about when he goes back home. I decided to make Chocolate cupcakes topped with whipped cream and M & M's. With the way he enjoyed the cupcakes I have a feeling he is going to include it in his essay on how he spent his holiday.
This recipe is one that even people who are new to cake making can follow and produce moist, delicious cupcakes.
This yields 20 cupcakes
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1/2 cup melted margarine
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsps vanilla oil
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 170 degrees C
Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add sugar and whisk thoroughly, set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, margarine and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the dry ingredients to the went ones and mix until properly incorporated. Add the hot water and mix properly.
Pour into the cupcake trays lined with cupcake papers.
Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Once a toothpick comes out clean, remove them from the oven immediately. Allow to cool completely.
Top with whipped cream and M & M's.