As regular reads of this blog probably noticed that I love scouring second hand bookshops and look for a recent copy, eerrr...actually it's more like few months ago copy but anyway I still get them. During one of my expeditions I got all excited when I spotted on The Best of ATK 2011, I almost squeal and would have probably scared tons of people there, don't worry I managed to control myself and settled on just smiling from ear to ear :D I quickly went home and was reading it cover to cover. I had a hard time choosing what t try first but then again the chocolate fiend in me won and I made the cover recipe.
It was such an easy, breezy baking flow that I just couldn't believe it that it turn into something odd. NOT horrible because it was still very edible and quite tasty, however it just didn't turn out as I expected. The chocolate cupcakes are suppose to have this fudge filling in the center. While I was reading it I as doubtful that I would end up like ATK mag said so but since they have a test kitchen and the recipes are suppose to be perfect or near perfection. Setting aside my gut feeling I went ahead and did the recipe and guess what??? I was right! The fudge filling that suppose to be in the middle turned into a chocolate puddle at the BOTTOM of the cupcakes!!! Yikes!!! I got so disappointed in this that I didn't bother making the frosting and just feed it to my family au natural. It was a very messy eat but looks very promising since the cupcake itself is very moist and soft, I'll just have to tweak it a little bit...soon...after I wipe off this chocolate stain on my lips =>