My life with Edward Cullen will not be complete without a special something something for his birthday. Today, Edward Cullen celebrates his 108th birthday. All Twilighters know that Edward Cullen was born Â on June 20, 1901.
So what should a 30-something mom-of-two do to commemorate Edward Cullenâ€™s birthday? Well, something that can please him and her family, of course!
Behold, my own original recipe for Edward Cullenâ€™s Bloody Chocolate Cupcakes! This recipe is healthier since I incorporated yogurt to bring moisture to the cupcakes. As you can see, Edward had a great time making it with me. Check out the recipe below.
EDWARD CULLENâ€™S BLOODY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
FOR THE CUPCAKES
3 to 4 ounces Hersheyâ€™s semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup all-purpose flour
Â½ teaspoon baking powder
Â½ teaspoon baking soda
Â¼ teaspoon salt
Â½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 Â¼ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Â½ cup of creamy or plain yogurt
Â½ cup of water
FOR THE FROSTING
Really good strawberry preserve or jam
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack placed on the center.
- Melt the chocolate by placing it in a stainless steel or heatproof bowl and setting it atop barely simmering water. Once melted, remove chocolate from heat and set aside.
- Prepare the dry ingredients by sifting together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a bigger bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer set at medium speed. When light and fluffy, add the melted chocolate and mix in low speed. When chocolate is mixed in, add eggs one at a time and increase the speed to medium. Add vanilla and beat until mixture is creamy (about one minute). Mix in yogurt. Using low speed, add in half of the flour mixture. After batter is well incorporated, add in remaining flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Do not over-mix batter to avoid tough cupcakes.
- Line a cupcake pan with red paper liners. Fill each liner with enough batter to come 1/8 inch from the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through in order to ensure even cooking. To check if cupcakes are ready, use a cake tester by inserting it in the center. If it comes out clean, it is ready.
- Take out the cupcakes from the oven and let cool.
- Frost the cupcakes with strawberry preserve. Dust the cupcake with powdered sugar using an â€œEâ€ stencil.
- Enjoy and sing Edward Cullen a birthday song.
I hope you all enjoy this simple cupcake recipe and Edwardâ€¦you thought I only made cupcakes (which realistically you canâ€™t eat). Well, I also made you this greeting. Happy 108th!