Chocolate Cupcakes

I kind of really like cupcakes. They aren't as huge as a cake, but not too small to think that you're not getting enough flavor.
And the fact that I got to use the new Kitchen Aid that I (my mom) got for Valentines was pretty spectacular :)



And I figured out that I love photographing with candles. It's the best!



One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes



props to: Bake at 350


3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 c. sugar
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. coarse salt (scratch that, use normal - you could really taste the salt if you use coarse)
2 eggs
3/4 c. warm water
3/4 c. buttermilk
3 TBSP vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin tins with cupcake liners; set aside.

With the whisk attachment of an electric mixer, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix on low speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed.

The batter is very wet. Pour into a large glass measuring cup to easily pour into muffin cups.

Fill baking cups 2/3rd full of batter. Bake about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the tops bounce back when lightly pressed. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes, then invert and remove from pans.  Cool completely on the wire racks.