The world of cooking and recipes can be quite overwhelming. There are really just a few basic recipes that every home cook needs to master. A simple omelet, a roasted turkey, a homemade pasta sauce, a juicy burger, a chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe and a rich and decadent chocolate cake. Once you get the hang of those fundamental recipes, you can host just about any dinner party.
Anyone can pick up a cake mix from the grocery store and bake a cake but the experience and satisfaction of creating your very own homemade cake or batch up cupcakes is unparalleled. Don't get me wrong, box mix cakes are fine and the reality is that nearly everyone I know makes cakes from box mixes. Scientists and cooks have devoted a whole lot of time into making sure that the ingredients inside that box are perfectly measured and combined to create a delicious cake. There is no denying that box mix cakes are good.
Think of box mix cakes as the Ford Focus' of the cake world. They're affordable, they're efficient and they're perfectly acceptable. In comparison, think of homemade chocolate cakes as the Cadillacs. They're more luxurious, they're bold and they're extraordinary. A single bite of rich, dark, homemade chocolate cake is all you that it's going to take to convince you that the extra time and effort that it takes to make a homemade cake is WORTH it.
Trust me when I tell you that you will impress your family and friends when you make these bite size homemade cakes. No one has to know they are almost as easy to make as box mix cupcakes. My Baby Chocolate Cakes have only 6 ingredients. You can master these cupcakes - I promise.
Baby Chocolate Cakes
2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon flour
3 Tablespoons almond flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup egg whites (from 2 eggs)
1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
5 Tablespoons butter, melted
Let cool 10 minutes in pan and then remove. Frost with your favorite frosting.
These little mini chocolate cupcakes are a great canvas for any baker/artist. You can get really creative with how you top them. A simple swirl of buttercream or a classic cream cheese icing are great choices but you could also top these with marshmallow meringue or whipped cream. Decorate them with fruit or transform them into beautiful little seasonal treats and don't forget to send me a picture. Can't wait to see what your cupcake creations.
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