my first cupcake order

I haven’t really comprehend the situation. Doesn’t really matter that it’s a done deal, and the cupcakes are probably ingested by now.

I still can’t get over the fact that someone actually wanted to pay for my cupcakes.

Huda, my sweet colleague-cum-friend, placed an order for a couple of celebratory anniversary cupcakes. She wasn’t to be aware of my disgraceful out-of-oven success rate, or (if edible) how terribly ugly my naked cupcakes are. I’d gladly whip up some chocolate cupcakes for her for free (because she’s totally sweet), but she insisted on paying for them. So well, that basically meant that I’ve got to keep my fingers crossed.

It’s rather stressful to step up from *edible to *delectable given my history of inconsistencies when it comes to baking.

Huda's anniversary cupcakes

Hershey’s ‘Perfectly Chocolate’ Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup milk
  9. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  10. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup boiling water

Makes approx 30 cupcakes.

Put-together

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Whisk all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except water) and whisk well for approx 2 min with a mixer (medium speed).
  4. Stir in boiling water. Batter will be thin.
  5. Divide batter into prepared muffin pans and bake at 180C for 20 min.

Hershey’s ‘Perfectly Chocolate’ Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  2. 2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  3. 3 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/3 cup milk
  5. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Makes 2 cups frosting

Put-together

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Stir in cocoa.
  3. Whisk in powdered sugar and milk alternately, beating to desired consistency. Add more milk if required.
  4. Stir in vanilla.

*I added 1 tsp of instant coffee powder to the milk. I suppose that makes it mocha instead.

I adore the above recipe. That’s the 2nd chocolate recipe I’ve tried for Huda’s anniversary cupcakes. It’s such a breeze to put-together and wash up after. The 1st batch (from ‘Easy Cupcakes’) wasn’t too great but I think it’s me rather than the recipe.

So, happy anniversary!

There’s something so contagiously blissful about people in love.

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