My friend Jackie had a birthday this past Friday, so she was getting a dozen cupcakes whether she liked it or not.
I used a boxed chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes. I know…baking from a mix is not my style. But cake mixes are always reliable, and I haven’t yet found a terrific chocolate cupcake recipe. So, cake mix it is!
I added a tablespoon of instant coffee to the batter, but it wasn’t a dominant flavor in the cupcake. I might try to add some brewed coffee next time in place of some of the water in the recipe. (more…)