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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chocolate cupcakes

You don't make friends with salad, but you will make mates with cupcakes.

These Nigella cupcakes were brought to a barbecue dinner with friends and a hit with everyone. The cupcake batter was flavoured with three tablespoons of cocoa; the buttercream icing made with four tablespoons of cocoa.

The only downfall was my laziness: making a double batch in the food processor meant the sugar didn't quite dissolve properly. Next time I'll be making them one batch a time.

It did give me a chance to use my new piping bag though, and decorating is always the highlight.

The best part about baking cupcakes is sharing them of course, and there are few things that can beat the gleeful childish grins of cupcake-loving friends.

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Nigella's cupcake recipe
5 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 7/23/2008 11:11:00 pm


  • At 7/24/2008 10:56 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    oooh yumyum those look delish!

  • At 7/24/2008 4:35 pm, Blogger Susan @ My Wholefood Family Essentials said…

    Yum! This is my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe and it never fails. Mine don't usually look quite as pretty though!

  • At 7/24/2008 11:17 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi chocolatesuze - Thanks :) I was thinking about you as I made them - I don't think I could cope with baking and decorating them en masse like you do! hehe

    Hi food.baby - I'm sure they taste just as delicious though. I was making them for friends so it's always worth making the extra effort :)

  • At 7/26/2008 5:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just made them and they are so easy and so delicious! Not sure why others had problems? Their ovens perhaps?

  • At 7/28/2008 10:02 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Reemski - Thanks so much for letting me know. I was so stressed out that I'd transcribed something incorrectly :) Great to hear that the recipe worked for you okay!


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