I’ve been searching for some light, healthy and paleo friendly…
The other night I was really craving chocolate cupcakes, but I was not feeling up to the task. To give you a quick back story, I had been battling an intestinal infection, and haven’t been feeling up to baking or cooking for the past 3 weeks. Brandon was sweet enough to bake them for me using this amazing cupcake recipe. This particular recipe calls for 1 cup of strong coffee so I made sure to tell my husband to use the decaf we have in the cabinet.
About an hour later that night, around 9:30 we sat down and each enjoyed 2 delicious cupcakes that my husband so lovingly made. Let me tell you- after not having an appetite for 3 weeks, these cupcakes tasted like I was eating heaven. I went to bed, soon after that and lay there tossing and turning for about an hour. (Normally I’m down for the count in 5 minutes tops) I turned to Brandon and asked: “Which coffee did you use for the cupcakes?” He replied: “The one in the red container.”
He did not use decaf coffee. Needless to say, we both had trouble falling asleep that night, but it was worth every crumb.
^^ I really enjoy cute wordsy but practical kitchen things, like this one.
For this recipe, I added my own top secret special ingredient: Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips. Also, when Brandon followed the recipe earlier this week, we noticed that they were really crumbly. I added an additional 2 eggs to the one for today, and they had a much better consistency.
For the icing on the cake, I created my own. I used 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1/2 cup of unsweetened baking cocoa, 1/2 stick of softened butter, and roughly 2-3 tablespoons of coffee.
I must say, these cupcakes are so much more delicious than a cup of black coffee. I think that it is perfectly acceptable to have a cupcake (or 2) for breakfast once in a while. Right?