What a weekend.
I surly hope that the rest of you were not as busy as I seemed to have been.
Sleep in to shake off the last remnants of my cold.
Then I did a little laundry and light house work.
After that my friend picked me up and we drove to a nearby town to check on a friend of her’s.
Later in the day, we attended a Forensic conference.
And finally dinner with friends.
Breakfast and an estate sale with Steph from Hope Sewing Genetic.
Then my sister and her kids came by for a visit.
And we made…
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- Place chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water on low heat for about 10 minutes.
- Stir occasionally until completely smooth and no pieces of chocolate remain.
- Remove from the heat and let cool to lukewarm 5 to 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
- Set aside.
- In a small bowl, sift together flour and baking soda.
- Set aside.
- In a large bowl, on medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
- Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add the chocolate, mixing until well incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk and vanilla.
- With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated, but do not overbeat.
- Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
- Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
- Cool the cupcakes in the tins for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
- Add marshmallows on top for a bit of added fun.