Honestly, I'm not really a chocolate fan. I much prefer other flavors, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. But someone had commented on one of my entries about how good these were, so I had to try them. And they were very good. Super moist, and not overly sweet (well, i did leave out 1/4 cup of sugar, I didn't have enough!). I'll definitely be making these again, I think next time I'll try the mocha frosting. I just sprinkled these with powdered sugar. yum.
One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
from Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook
Makes 2 dozen
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups dutch process cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup warm water
Preheat the oven to 350.
Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer.
Attach bowl to a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. add the eggs, egg yolk, milk, oil, vanilla and warm water. Beat on low speed until smooth and combined, about 3 minutes.
Divde evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about two thirds of the way. Bake for 20-25 minutes.