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Honey Chocolate Cupcakes 
1st-Dec-2011 12:05 pm
Cooking, tofu god

3 squares melted unsweetened chocolate (or 9 tablespoons cocoa powder plus 3 tablespoons oil, which is what I used)
2/3 cup honey (I used local fireweed but I think wildflower or blackberry would be better)
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (lighter than regular whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2/3 cup water

Cream butter. Add sugar gradually, then chocolate, honey, and vanilla. Mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. Combine (sift if you sift) flour, baking soda, and salt (I actually added the salt earlier because it was coarse grain sea salt and needed extra time to break down at all). Add flour alternately with water, beating until smooth between additions.

Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Makes about 18 cupcakes.

I *think* they are plenty sweet to leave the sugar out completely and still be identifiably cupcakes rather than super-rich chocolate muffins. That or that one could increase the honey to one cup and leave out or reduce the water. I think melted baking chocolate would have worked better than the cocoa/oil substitution, but this is what is on hand.
1st-Dec-2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. This looks very tasty.
1st-Dec-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
For being a recipe I made specifically to fit someone's dietary restrictions, I have to say that there are no complaints on my end about them.

The nice thing about baking someone cupcakes is that you can totally give them a dozen cupcakes and still have some cupcakes yourself. Especially with the experimental recipe where it was otherwise going to be "I baked you a cake... and then ate some of it... I had to! what if it had sucked?" this is a very good thing.
2nd-Dec-2011 04:04 am (UTC)
If you make a two-layer cake then you can 'test' all the bits you slice off to make the flat joining side of the bottom layer. But cupcakes are better anyway.
2nd-Dec-2011 06:16 am (UTC)
They are delicious. I have already eaten another one, despite my resolve to avoid having one every single day until they are gone.
2nd-Dec-2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh this looks yummy. I will have to make these soon.
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