Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cupcake Challenge - Small Batch Chocolate Cupcake

So this is second week of the Cupcake Challenge over at Hoosier Homemade!  This week the challenge is all about summertime activities.  I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make until my sister invited us to an Angels game!  We haven't gone to a lot of games this year but when we do it is always with family and friends and we have a wonderful time.  It's hardly ever about the game for us - while my husband is a true Angels fan, I could really care less!  For me it's all about the cold beer, peanuts and wonderful conversation!  :)

Since neither of us need or want a ton of cupcakes hanging out I decided to try this new small batch chocolate cupcake recipe that made only four cupcakes which was perfect!  The chocolate cake was deliciously moist and full of chocolate flavor!  The frosting on the other hand did not work out for me and I won't even try to post it.... you can't win them all. :)

I also tried out making these fondant pieces, I am currently taking my final Wilton class - Fondant and Gum Paste and thought it would be fun to try a few things out.   They definitely aren't perfect but we had some fun making them.  

Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe from The Cookie Shop

1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons melted butter, cooled
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Line 4 cups of muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and sugar.  In a separate bowl mix the yolk, oil, buttermilk, vanilla and butter.  Add wet ingredients into dry and mix until incorporated. Evenly distribute between cupcake liners and bake for 20 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.



  1. How fun! We go to tons of games during the Summer! I'd love to hear more about your Wilton class, sounds great!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday and the Challenge!

  2. So cute! I just finished the Wilton courses last month and loved them. I think you did a great job modeling the fondant!
    P.S. The "grass" tip is one of my favorites!

  3. I love the little mini baseball toppings, and the grass is the perfect backdrop. ;o)