Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Baboon Heart!

So I had a mishap on the weekend. One highly out of character for me. One I feel may just haunt me for years to come. Keep me up at night. Be brought out at inconvenient times. That dream job interview? Well Wendy you seem great there is just one incident we turned up...My graduation? Congratulations on your graduation Dr Pepper, wait what is this in the fine print? My funeral? Here lies Wendy, champion rocket sledder, world renowned Crypto-zoologist, loving wife to David Duchovny and attentive mother to Shark Boy, a life well lived sans for that ONE incident.
That's right ladies and gentlemen, I released some fail cupcakes.
Well by most peoples standards they probably were not that bad, actually pretty nice, but anyone familiar with my obsessive nature related to all things baked will understand, "pretty nice," is not nice enough.
In this specific case, the offenders in question were just a little dry. And filling them with jam, leaving them in a tin to sweat and slathering them in Buttermilk icing just didn't quite do the trick.
So to atone for my sins I will set out to create the moistest cake known to man. Using all my tricks and know how I will set this terrible deed right. And hopefully leave my future "mother of Shark Boy" tag untainted for another day.

2 C. Flour
1 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Cocoa
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Eggs
1 tsp Salt
1/2 C. Buttermilk (you can use regular if you don't have it on hand, but try to avoid low fat)
1/2 C. Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 C. Boiling Water
1/2 C. Pureed Pear

1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees
2. Beat eggs and sugar
3. Combine dry ingredients
4. Combine wet ingredients
5. Add alternating wet and dry ingredients to egg mix*
6. Spoon into cupcake pans and bake for 30 min, checking after 20

*At this point I added choc-chips and raisins because I planned to make monkey cupcakes. And I dunno, for some reason it struck me that monkey's, as cakes, would be stuffed with choc-chips and raisins.

Out of the oven and into your heart!

Design note.


Not too shabby.

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