Do you read recipes with just a touch of skepticism? I got this recipe for the ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE 3 years ago. Yeah, sure a lot of hoopla for just a cupcake. WELL! I would be hard pressed to come up with a better recipe for a chocolate cupcake.
I found the recipe in my Cook's Illustrated magazine June 2010...but I also found them here! Oh, I did not use coffee, just hot water worked fine.The frosting I used is different but the cupcake is the same. And her picture is better. I'm warning you, do not make a single batch of these. 12 cupcakes is not enough to be able to give very many away.
There is a longer story....
Two weeks ago I NEEDED a recipe for meringue cookies, I have one I've used before in my Joy of Cooking which we liked BUT I vaguely remembered reading about a way Cook's Illustrated cut down on the sugar so I went looking for the recipe. Hours later I had looked through all of my issues of the magazine and had not found it. So last week I decided to make an index of all Cook's Illustrated recipes into Excel so that I could find a specific recipe easier.1100 entries later I was finished, and I found 3 copies of the meringue cookie recipe . Then I needed to put the magazines into chronological order so that I could find a specific magazine. While doing that I took a red pen and put a small check mark next to the recipes I had tried.
*Visited HEB 2 weeks later and they had some dutch process cocoa. Did they get it because I called, or did they have it and I just got someone on the phone that couldn't read?