Saturday, April 25, 2009
Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate- Chocolate Cupcakes
Adapted from Baking, From My Home To Yours
Makes 12 cupcakes
Preheat your oven to 350 and line your cupcake pan with muffin liners.
In a medium bowl, sift together:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat until light:
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup sugar
Beat until blended, or about 2 minutes.
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk.
Beat one minute between the egg and egg yolk.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add in half of the dry ingredients, and beat until just combined.
Combine in a bowl, and then add to the large bowl:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
enough soy milk to make 1/2 cup
Add the remainder of the dry ingredients, blending until just combined.
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chocolate chips) melted and cooled.
Divide the batter evenly among 12 muffin cups and bake 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.
We served these sprinkled with a little powdered sugar, but you could definitely come up with a tasty frosting if you like!