the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Something Sweet

Something Sweet

If you have gone and cut out sugar for January, please avert your eyes.

The rest of us will practise moderation and savour the coffee + chocolate combination that just sings.

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1cup melted butter 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1cups flour


Mix all of the dry ingredients well with a mixer or wooden spoon.

Add all liquid ingredients. Mix until free of lumps.

Bake at 350 F for 15-17 minutes.

Yields: one dozen

Butter Cream Icing:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup milk 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Whip butter
  2. Add sugar
  3. Slowly add milk and vanilla
  4. Whip until light and fluffy

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