My daughter has a friend who just celebrated his 19th birthday. He has been to several birthdays at our home and requested that I make him chocolate cupcakes for his. Being that we was a long way from home, I honored his wish.
I adapted the Food Network’s Basic Chocolate Cake recipe. I added instant espresso to help intensify the chocolate flavor. I made a simple buttercream icing because buttercream + chocolate = love.
I decorated the cupcakes in a couple of different ways: with a simple swirl of buttercream, with a few chocolate chips, and with an Andes mint perched on top.
Cupcakes are a fun way to celebrate any special occasion, or just because.
Aren’t they cute?
What is your favorite cupcake?