Friday, June 3, 2011


At work, we have board meetings once a month. My board happens to be made up of a lot of foodies. (My kind of people!) In fact our board meetings tend to have about 20 minutes worth of "work" stuff and 40 minutes of socializing and eating. Since today is also my birthday, I decided to make cupcakes. Normally, I'd make a cake (I don't care how old you are, everyone needs a cake on their birthday), but since I've been scrambling at night teaching summer school, cupcakes were a bit less time consuming. And made for a great dinner last night!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes
(makes 2 dozen)

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

In a large bowl, combing the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

Then in a medium saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, and water. Bring to a boil and make sure all the butter is melted. Remove from heat and add this to the flour mixture. Combine well.

Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Then pour into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. (Test with toothpicks) After the cupcakes cool, frost with buttercream frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon.


  1. These sound delicious. Happy belated my dear. You're such a Freaking superstar

  2. mmmm...can i work with you...just for the 40 mins of those board meetings?? look lovely! :)