Yesterday I baked a batch of chocolate cupcakes. I used a devils food cake recipe from Tartine. It’s an intensely decadent recipe that uses 1 1/4 cups of cocoa. The result is a dark, rich cake that could satisfy any chocolate craving.
The recipe makes two dozen cupcakes, and as I walked across the kitchen to put the trays into the oven, one of the trays slipped out of my hand. A dozen unbaked cupcakes flew through the air to splat on the floor and all down the kitchen table.
I was so stunned, I didn’t even swear. Half my cupcakes had just been ruined, and there was cake batter splattered across the kitchen.
After a few moments I began to laugh. Then I took some photos before trying to salvage some of the batter and clean up the mess.
I managed to retrieve enough clean batter for six cupcakes, so all was not completely lost.
And I got a blog post out of it—always look for the silver lining …
And the cupcakes? Delicious!