This is my third bake with ABC, and we are currently baking from "The Weekend Baker" by Abigail Johnson Dodge. And I love all three recipes that I've tried so far! When this cupcake was chosen for this month's bake, I was pretty curious, as these cupcakes are called "Emergency Blender Cupcakes"! Yes, the batter is mixed in a blender!
The dry ingredients, like the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda are all whizzed in the blender to mix evenly and the wet ingredients, egg, oil, hot water and vanilla extract are then added in, make sure you scrape the sides two or three times and blend until the batter is evenly mixed. Pour the batter into the muffin pan lined with cupcake cases and bake for about 17 to 19 minutes. Mine was done in exactly 17 minutes. Leave to cool in pan for about 10 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Though these cupcakes can be done without using the blender, I decided to follow as it is, as I was really curious about using the blender for the cake batter, first time I've tried with this method!
The fudge frosting is heavenly! I frosted some of the cakes when the fudge was still gooey and silky. Look at how silky and smooth it is, and the addition of salt makes it so yummy! I only made half the fudge recipe, and it was more than enough. I frosted the rest of the cupcakes when the fudge has thickened, last picture below.
This cupcake is really good!
The fudge frosting and the cupcake makes one perfect combination.
The texture of the cake is really moist, soft and tender, almost brownie-like, and it is not too sweet, the sweetness is just right! If you are looking for a good chocolate cupcake, quick and easy, this is it! Would you like to give this a try? You can get the recipe from the book "The Weekend Baker" or here. Abby has made this with another frosting, Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting, which can be found in her blog, here. Whichever frosting you choose, I'm sure you'll enjoy this cupcake, as much as we have!
Frosted the rest of the cupcakes when the fudge has thickened. Either thickened or silky smooth, it's yummy! You'll be licking your fingers clean!