Plain and simple: when I’m bored, I bake. My baking tendencies have unfortunately become a love-hate relationship with friends and family. I enjoy the process of baking, but when it’s all said and done, my kitchen is overflowing with sugary (and often fattening) treats. But I’ve figured out the perfect solution: I get to bake whatever and whenever I want if I can come up with a reason to do so. I’ve baked treats for friends’ birthdays, housewarming gifts, co-workers…and sometimes just force someone to take them off my hands.
My most recent baking experiment was Coca-Cola cupcakes. Yes, it could be said that these cupcakes merely offer a sugar overload or a chance of getting a cavity—and that might be accurate. But if you can limit yourself to just one cupcake (which might be difficult), you won’t be able to resist these surprisingly delicious and moist cupcakes.
Recipe (found on Coca-Cola website):
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp. cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola®
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cupcake tin with liners.
In a bowl, sift sugar and flour. Add marshmallows. In saucepan, mix butter, oil, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Bring to a boil and pour over dry ingredients; blend well. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk just before adding to batter along with eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well. Pour into a lined cupcake pan 2/3′s full, and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and then frost.
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp. cocoa
6 tbsp. Coca-Cola
4-5 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract, plus more if desired
Combine butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour over confectioners’ sugar, blending well. Add vanilla extract. Spread over cupcakes.