I'm a numbers person. I am the absolute worst at remembering names but if you tell me a number - it's permanently written on my brain. For a long time, I assumed that everyone memorized their drivers license number, license plates number, credit card numbers and the phone number of the best pizza place in town. 💁🏻♀️ Like I said - I like numbers.
So here are the numbers for my newest chocolate cupcakes:
10 the number of minutes that it took to consume all of these delicious cupcakes
9 the number of times I walked past these cupcakes and snatched a chocolate curl
8 the number of cupcakes that I made in a half batch
7 the number of pictures of these cupcakes that I posted on my blog
6 the number of times I said "mmmmm" while eating this cupcake
5 the minutes that I let these cool before sinking my teeth into one
4 the number of eggs that it takes to make a batch of these decadent cupcakes
3 the trifecta of chocolate in these beauties: cake, frosting and sprinkles
2 different types of chocolate are combined to make these amazing cupcakes
1 the ranking that I would give this cupcake against all other recipes
I've been making chocolate cupcakes from scratch for a long time. Why change up my tried and true recipe now? In short: thecupcakeproject.com is boldly claiming that they have created the "perfect" chocolate cupcake recipe. Obviously - I had to try it for myself. 🧁
I honestly expected to find something very similar to my old standby chocolate cupcake recipe when I checked out the "perfect" chocolate cupcake recipe. I was super surprised to discover a list of ingredients that were actually quite different from my recipe. It certainly peaked my interest enough to give them a try.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 ounces chocolate
2 large eggs room temperature
2 large egg yolks room temperature
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water room temperature
Bake 18 minutes at 350.
Frost these beauties with your favorite frosting. I chose a chocolate, whipped cream and cream cheese frosting. 😋
I decided to only make a half batch of cupcakes because - well, honestly - I have zero will power when it comes to chocolate cupcakes and I didn't trust myself to have too many sitting around the house. 😅
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