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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