This little guy is hiding a surprise...
Today I took a sick day from work after hacking uncontrollably and generally being a disgusting mess/spreading my germs around the office for a few hours. Since I'm allergic to sleep, baking is what makes me feel better and helps me relax.
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp melted butter or oil (I usually use oil)
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup lukewarm water
Preheat oven to 375F.
1. Sift dry ingredients into an ungreased 8-inch round or square cake pan. Or in a bowl if you're going to be making cupcakes
2. Make 3 wells in mixture, filling the first with melted butter/oil, the second with vinegar, and the third with vanilla
3. Pour water over mixture and mix thoroughly with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes for a cake, and 15-20 minutes for cupcakes.
Marshmallow creme, or something less disgusting like buttercream.
Once cupcakes are cool, cut a small hole in the top and carve out a spot for the creme to sit. Fill the hole with the creme, and place the top snugly back on the cupcake.
Glaze: (these measurements are approximate. feel free to experiment-- you can't mess this up too badly)
4 tbsp butter or margarine (I use butter since I'm allergic to margarine/shortening)
1 cup of chocolate chips
2 tbsp honey or corn syrup
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Add in honey and stir until well combined.
Dip the cupcakes in the glaze while it is still warm. Top with sprinkles, coconut, whatever gets your mouth off.