Dark Chocolate Pudding. He was flipping through the cookbook that night and saw these cupcakes. Since he loves all things chocolate, he definitely wanted to try these. I knew that we were going to see him this weekend, so I purposely picked to make the cupcakes this week.
Probably the most difficult thing about this recipe is brewing the coffee. In fact, after I got started with the recipe, I thought that I should have doubled it. But since the butter and eggs needed to sit out to room temperature and I was short on time on Friday, I just went with the original recipe amounts.
I did end up with more than just 12 cupcakes (I had 16 total) and I didn't think to adjust the baking time. In hindsight I should have probably only had them bake for about 16-17 minutes instead of the 18 minutes. They still were super tasty, but just a tad bit dry for me.
As I mentioned earlier, I was running short on time, so after debating about how to frost these, I sent my husband to the store for canned frosting. I picked chocolate because why not make them as rich as possible? Beth's suggestion in the cookbook to just dust them with powdered sugar, and in the future I think I will. The cupcakes are very strong in flavor. I could taste the coffee in them, but I like coffee, so that's not a bad thing. I look forward to baking these again in the future!
And as for Matt - he thought these were great!