“Hot Chocolate Cupcakes” from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days

Maureen: Do you know what the problem with this cookbook is? The quantities are too small. If this were an American book, they would have a yield of at least two dozen cupcakes. That makes sense. If you’re going to make it, you might as well get a decent batch out of it. Then you can eat some and have plenty leftover to give to friends, have the next day, whatever.

Leceia: Do I really need to remind you of the obesity problem in the U.S.? Do you think their cookbooks have anything to do with that?

Maureen: OK guys. These are hot chocolate cupcakes. What do you think?

Andrew (11): It feels sort of mushy.

Nicholas (7): These are delicious, but just OK.

Noah (8): I like it, quite a lot. I like the taste.

Leceia: It’s nice and fluffy.

Nicholas: I like it because it has a lot of sugar. The icing makes it better.

Maureen: I don’t like them. They’re not chocolately enough. I’ve made better.

Leceia: I’m sure you have.

Cook’s Notes: As predicted, this batch didn’t last long. By the time we ate them as an after-school snack, gave Leceia one to bring home for her husband, and then put two in lunchboxes the next day, they were all gone. What’s the point? If you’re going to go to the trouble of making cupcakes, the batch should last at least longer than 24 hours. My humble opinion.

“Hot Chocolate Cupcakes” from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days

3 thoughts on ““Hot Chocolate Cupcakes” from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days

  1. Maureen Stapleton says:

    Not a bad idea, but I doubt the 7- and 11-year-olds would be up for the challenge.

    But if you’re looking for a good chocolate cupcake recipe from this book, just make the chocolate cupcakes. We had them for our Royal Wedding Party on Friday and they were absolutely delicious. It’ll probably be my Go-To Chocolate Cupcake recipe from now on.

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