Emergency baking this month for the Avid Bakers Challenge: Emergency blender cupcakes with fudgy frosting. Now I have to start by saying I'm not really a cupcake person. Don't make them often and although they are beginning to get more popular here in the Netherlands, they are not yet a big thing here. We're more "give-me-a-slice-of-a-loafcake" kinda people.But baking something I normally wouldn't (do often) is always nice.
These cupcakes were very dense, weren't they. I didn't really understand why there wasn't any baking powder involved. The baking soda was in, but shouldn't that be accompanied by something sour to make it work? So they were dense, almost like a brownie. That could have been good, but they were like wet brownies to me.
Then there was frosting. I only made half that recipe, cause there was condensed milk involved and our boy can't eat that. So I thought I'd only frost half. Wrong... half the recipe could easily frost all twelve and then some. Way too much, I still have some in the fridge that we now use as chocolate spread on sandwiches.
I don't get this blender thing either, it's not any quicker as when you would be using a bowl and just whisked it by hand (or in the standmixer). It gives more work in a blender, cause you have to clean the blender by hand from all that sticky chocolaty batter, while a normal bowl would be licked clean by the dishwasher.
Sheez I'm really in a moaning mood here. In spite of all this, were they good? Well they're all gone and liked by the kids, but for me too dense, too heavy and too sweet. But as said... I'm just not a cupcake/frosting kinda girl.