YouTube baking – Chocolate cupcakes

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“The secret ingredient is Love, it’s always Love.”

YouTube picked out a fun one for me this time…chocolate cake, YUMS! That’s all I can say, this is yummy you guys.

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This two and four ingredient cooking is right up my alley. I am actually having fun with cooking.

This is what you need:

4 eggs

1 1/4 cup dark chocolate

That’s it, can you believe it?. I know, I can’t either. I mean…come on, is this a joke?. Just like those 4 ingredient banana cookies I made…nope, not a joke, this is for real everyone. I know, I know, I am a bit behind on the trends out there. So for anyone who has done this recipe already, stick around because I never follow the rules and I always add extra things to everything I do. At the end of this there will be several other ingredients.

First…get some eggs. The chickens are not laying as much as they were during the Spring but they are still laying.

Next, get some muffin pans. Okay, have you notice I am doing something different?. Right, this is all about cupcakes. Even though the nice chef on YouTube with the wonderful accent (I want an accent…does American count?) made a cake, I decided to break that rule and make cupcakes instead.

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Melt your chocolate very slowly, like 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, then stir,

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Meanwhile while your chocolate is slowly melting, break the eggs and separate the whites and yolks. Mix the egg whites on slow until creamy and fluffy. I am  not great with the terms when it comes to cooking. Just mix until it looks like a soft fluffy cloud.

 

When the chocolate has melted let it cool for a tiny bit, then add the egg yolks one at a time.

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Slowly fold, don’t stir, the egg yolks and chocolate.

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Add the egg whites to the chocolate mixture, folding it in slowly. You don’t want a lot of air bubbles.

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After you have mixed everything, add to muffin pans.

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Cook at 325F for 30 minutes or until a clean toothpick comes out.

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Now for some fun…getting creative with the topping. You can add powdered sugar like they did on the YouTube tutorial or……………

Go a little wild and add everything your heart tells you to. It’s the love we have in our hearts that makes it possible to make a home, share treats with the ones we love, and to pass on knowledge that we learn everyday.

My heart told me to add all these extra ingredients:

Powdered sugar

Raspberry Jam

Blackberries

Strawberries

Walnuts

Melted chocolate

A little back story on some of these ingredients- Our neighbor across the street had a little emergency. There was an accident with a knife, and she cut her finger. Probably not the best thing to bring up in a cooking post. So while my husband drove our neighbor to the urgent care to get stitched up, I watched her toddler for a few hours. She is so adorable too, just the happiest child.

Then a few days later the neighbors came over with a basket of fresh strawberries and blackberries for us as a thank you gift. They picked them that day. I was just commenting that week with some of my followers how I would love some fresh strawberries. Everyone seems to have beautiful strawberries right now that they are posting on and then I got some. YUMS again.

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I melted a little extra chocolate I had, and added that to the tops of the cupcakes. Then about 1/2 teaspoon of raspberry jam, sprinkled chopped walnuts, fresh strawberries and blackberries, and topped off with a tiny bit of sprinkled powdered sugar.

These little cakes are so good. Hope you guys love making them and eating them as well. You don’t have to add the extra toppings like I did, just eat them plain with a nice cup of coffee. Very rich chocolaty taste.

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Refrigerate them to keep them cool. Everything is melting here in Phoenix right now. Okay, that’s it, pretty simple huh? I made some more the next day to pass out to the neighbors with little American flags in celebration of the 4th of July.

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My nailed it moment- My cupcakes sunk.

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Not sure what is up with that because in the YouTube tutorial I did not notice this. My husband said it was probably because there was no baking soda or powdered added, which isn’t necessary for this recipe. Maybe I stirred instead of folded and air bubbles or something happened…don’t know.

The texture still came out fluffy when I took the cake apart. Photo below is out of focused a bit but you can see the fluffiness. I tend to forget to take photos during the DIY posts with instructions. This photo was taken in a hurry. I was on my way out of the house when the cupcakes were cooling.

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These sunken cupcakes reminded me of the days when I was a kid and if anyone in our family was baking, we had to be extra quiet, so the cake wouldn’t collapse. Guess someone slammed a door, so funny.

In the end the sunken part didn’t matter because I filled it in with extra treats. Okay, here comes the moral of this baking post…remember, it isn’t about being perfect. Life is and always should be about laughing, having fun and just going with the moment. What ever happens was meant to happen. My cupcakes had to sink, I had yummy strawberries and blackberries to add to the tops. It was the perfect little dip to add all my extra toppings.

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Happy baking everyone, from all of us at Our Little Red House.

38 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks wonderful!

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    1. It is so rich in flavors. All you really need is one and it is like a tiny candy cake. All good ingredients. My husband and neighbors want more. These cakes don’t last long once you make them.

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  2. ekurie says:

    Like little chocolate soufflés, sans flour?

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    1. I don’t think I have every tried a chocolate souffle, but I bet it’s good…sounds good to me. We all love anything chocolate in this family.

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  3. Michelle says:

    These look so good!! I remember those days of being little when my grandma baked a cake. You could not move for fear that cake was going to fall. 😀

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    1. Thank you Michelle, they are good. Of course they are all gone now, so everyone is asking me to make some more. We are out of fresh fruit toppings though. That is so funny that you also share that memory of grandma baking away and being very careful while that cake you couldn’t wait to eat was cooking. I also remember her big wooden spoons and licking that along with the left over cake batter in the bowl. Think I collect wooden spoons for that reason alone, that memory of licking cake batter from them. Have a great weekend. Can’t wait to see how your home is coming along with those renovations.

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  4. I can’t press the like button so I’ll print it out…LIKE!!!!!! These look GREAT!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. Funny about that like button, I have that problem now and then as well. Have a great Sunday.

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  5. John says:

    Yummy!😊 I can cook and it is fun, but I have never baked sometime, except when I baked with mom when I was a child.

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    1. This is easy, you will really like it. I have my son baking now and he makes all kinds of muffins like blueberry and apple. He is really good at it. It makes me happy seeing that he is cooking things himself now and everyone in the family loves eating them of course.

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  6. Love it, and with 2 ingredients what’s not to love 🙂 I wonder if I could substitute Cocoa powder instead? I don’t always have chocolate but I always have cocoa powder, and it mixes up so smooth, and I won’t over heat it since I can just add oil to it and stir hehehe 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

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    1. Thank you Margaret and your welcome too. That sounds like a good plan. We have cocoa powder here as well and my daughter always makes brownies with it. Anything that doesn’t take a lot of ingredients is always a good thing to me. You and your family have a wonderful Sunday

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      1. Yes and after I realized that I could add regular old oil to it and it is just like using the solid chocolate and melting it, except it is always smooth, and no grit 🙂

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      2. I will have to try that too. I think we need to buy some more cocoa powder though because my daughter uses it a lot.

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  7. Looks really good and love all the chickens!

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    1. Thank you bee, our chickens are so funny, at least to me. Oh, and the cups cakes are super sweet. Chocolate and berries are always a good combination. I am working on that library post today, hope to have it posted tomorrow. I know you love books, so thought I let you know in advance. Have a great Sunday.

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      1. Oh I can’t wait to see and read the library post. I know blog post are time consuming at times. I’m going to try and get one up today. I’ve been crocheting and watching U-tube. I laid my needle down for years and I ahve forgotten so much! You, have a great Sunday to!

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      2. That is good that you are taking up that hobby again, it’s important to make things with our hands, it releases stress and keeps us happy, plus we have gifts to give out after we finish our little projects. I am watching YouTube as well. I am watching this woman that shops at Thrift stores where she lives. It is fun watching what she buys, then she sells them on her Etsy site. It is just a hobby for her. Yes, posting anything on a blog is time consuming. I will be taking my traditional summer break of staying away from blogging and social media for the whole month of August. I will have pre-scheduled post though, so the site will be fresh.

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      3. That’s great and In going to start scheduling mine or I plan to and yes I have an Afghan or blanket I’m making its turning out so well! I’m crocheting it all different colors! I’ve been so busy lately with Drs. Appointments , my sons mental health appointments, etc. Etc. Just love in general it’s been hard to find time to blog so I need to start scheduling my blogs. I love shopping in thrift stores I had a friend that would shop at thrift stores and resell it on Ebay and he did really well and it’s a fun way to make an extra buck! I’m glad you’ll still have your blog posts scheduled I love reading them have a great afternoon and evening!

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      4. Thanks bee, hope things start getting easier in your life and scheduling. Doctor appointments and our kids not being well is not fun. That’s a lot of stress. It’s good that you are working on the blanket,that helps a lot with relieving stress. I bet it will be really pretty too. I have always liked things with lots of colors. Like that old Dolly Parton song about a coat of many colors. Have a great week as well.

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      5. You to dear I’ll share what I’m making!

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      6. One a blog post I’ll write it today.

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      7. Love that movie to! I ordered some yarn and the skeins were so small that’s why I used it in that because other than practice they really couldn’t be used for anything and yes uts very stress free and therapeutic! I really enjoy it.

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      8. It will look very nice when finished. Have a beautiful Sunday.

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  8. krc says:

    so pretty n yummy looking

    💟 chocolate

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    1. Thank you and yes, they are very yummy and so simple to make. If I can do it, anyone can.

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  9. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I dont even like chocolate cake. Wow.😍

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  10. Wowww, seems so simple, I also love baking, check out my blog if you please.

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    1. Thank you Yusra, I will have to stop by to check out your blogs. It always better sticking with simply things. I get too distracted easily and when something is too complicated I usually end up making mistakes. You will love these cupcakes if you are a chocolate fanatic.

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      1. Oh yes chocolate is my life!

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    1. Thank you, we love chocolate in this house. I will have to check out your site. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. emcguckin says:

    Such a shame these sunk but they still look delicious, almost like a brownie cupcake! 🙂

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    1. I know, but they do taste so yummy. It is like I brownie cupcake never thought about that. I should call them that. They got eaten up fast.

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  13. I LOVED your video and blog post top of course!! They look SO delicious!!!

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    1. Thank you Norbella, they taste better then they look too. I hope you get to make some, they are really rich in flavor.

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