Monday, July 5, 2010
I made the cupcakes and wasn't sure what kind of frosting to put on them as my recipe did not include a frosting. I tried one cupcake and thought about it. I then tried another and another. Soon it seemed silly to make a frosting since there were only a few cupcakes left. A cream cheese frosting seems the most complimentary however I'd love to try something a bit more unexpected. As I ate them I thought that perhaps my improvised marshmallow frosting would also be good on them.
From: Grandma Goodwin's friend Ann
1/2 c sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 small pkg semisweet chocolate bits
Mix well until smooth then add chocolate bits and set aside.
1 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 c water
1 Tbs vinegar
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Mix in cocoa. Add water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar. Blend until smooth.
Fill small cupcakes pans 1/2 full. Drop 1 tsp of white mixture into center and bake at 350 for 20 min. (Ann also adds 1 egg to chocolate mixture.)
Notes: This made 12 cupcakes for me but cupcakes were filled about 3/4ths full and I put 1 Tbs of white mixture in instead of 1 tsp.