This month Barefoot Bloggers had 2 cake recipes. Being a month with a birthday in our family I was not too concerned. I have made this Beatty’s Chocolate Cake by Ina Garten before and it was always a hit, Very moist and chocolaty. However, this time since I had just made the humongous cake the week before I thought how about Cupcakes that 1/2 could be used for my son’s birthday party and the other 1/2 for a meeting my husband was having at the house.
I was a little nervous about making them into cupcakes because the batter is very runny after you add the coffee but I baked the cupcakes about 22 minutes and they were fine. Let them cool and put half inside a Ziploc
bag and but the in the fridge. It was only a few days so I did not feel it was necessary to put in the freezer which you could easily do with this recipe.
Half the cupcakes had to look like golf greens so I simply used tinted white icing, out of a can. I used a small star tip, #22 and lifted them to resemble grass. I know there is a real grass tip but this would work fine for five 5 and 6 year olds.
Put in a real golf tee and found wrapped golf chocolates at the Love for chocolate for about 10 cents a piece.
The other half was made to resemble the real recipe. I simply halved the frosting recipe and then added a few chocolate shavings to dress them up. I think the men enjoyed them, probably did not expect them at a “fathers meeting” watching Sunday
night football. I had no complaints and most of them were gone!
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