Monday, November 8, 2010
Day 213: RedVelvet Cupcakes
On a rainy day nothing seems nicer than the smell of something baking. I have made a recent discovery. If you buy a box of cake mix it is possible to divide it in half and with each of the halves you can make a single dozen cupcakes. When the recipe calls for three eggs for the whole cake, use two for the dozen cupcakes. Reduce the water by a tablespoon or so and the whole thing is perfect. I can almost never use 24 cupcakes. They get moldy after a bit. But one dozen is just perfect. I recently found a cake mix for RED VELVET cake. I goose it up a bit by adding cocoa and a teaspoon of instant coffee to bring out the chocolate taste. My next discovery is that dunking the vanilla icing into a plateful of long haired coconut is a real winner. These puppies fly off the plate. So when you have a rainy day pull out the muffin tins. Grab some little cupcake liners and have a ball. Come on over and join me for a cupcake and a cup of tea.