My Inspiration . . .

I've always had a love for baking, but it wasn't until I was in college that I had a desire to learn how to cook. In 2009, I decided to start my own cooking blog so I could access my recipes from anywhere, and ktmadeit.com was born.

I love trying new recipes and finding ways to make them healthier & happier on the hips! I love everything about food: the taste, the smells, the presentation, the experimenting, etc. I love to entertain, so I figured this was a great way to bring people together. Hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes. Happy cooking!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes


These were, BY FAR, the BEST homemade chocolate cupcakes I've ever tasted! This recipe was inspired by Glory from Glorious Treats. Thank you, Glory! You are my newest favorite cupcake baker ;-) I am so excited to share my version, which I tweaked just a teensy bit. She is way more experienced in the cupcake world, so I didn't wanna stray too far away from her original recipe. So...here we go!
{ Prep Time: 10 mins / Cook Time: 22-24 mins / Difficulty: Easy / Yields: 24 cupcakes }

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add eggs, milk, applesauce and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 1 min.
4. Stir in the boiling water (this makes the batter runny, but Glory says this is how it's supposed to be!)
5. Fill liners about 3/4 full with the batter. (I went with Glory's suggestion here and it worked wonderfully: pour the batter into a large measuring cup with a pour spout and use that to fill the liners.)
6. Bake cupcakes for about 22-24 mins. Cupcakes are done with toothpick is inserted in center of cupcakes and comes out clean.
7. Remove tins from oven and place on wire racks to cool. Make sure cupcakes are completely cooled before frosting.

Frost with your favorite frosting . . . a couple to try are peanut butter frosting, chocolate buttercream frosting, or vanilla buttercream frosting!

Inspired by Glory from Glorious Treats

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