I know people who don't like to bake because it's messy, it dirties too many dishes, and so on. This chocolate cupcake recipe only uses one bowl. One bowl! It's like one of those terrible boxes mixes, only less...terrible. Right?
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
2 organic eggs
3/4 cup very warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp safflower oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp instant coffee powder (I use Starbucks VIA Italian Roast)
I wish I had more to write about this recipe, but I don't. Just sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda & powder, and salt. Then add the eggs, water, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and coffee. Now you have cupcake batter! Fill your liners 1/2 way full, and bake for 19 minutes at 350. They're very soft, but take well to being filled. I've topped these with ganache frosting and swiss meringue butter cream so far, and both were delicious.