OH my word I had an absolute blast making these cupcakes! I was really excited when I found out that we were having another bonus recipe for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club. I decided to get creative with what I had on hand instead of decorating the cupcakes with all of the candy that we could have used for the cupcakes in the cookbook. I guess I used my artistic freedom ha.
I chose to make the One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes from the book. I have to say that these are my favorite cupcakes that I have made out of the book so far. They are amazing! The chocolate is just right and they are so moist! I was surprised to see how watery that the batter was after mixing them. I actually used a measuring pitcher to pour the batter in instead of scooping it in. I loved how this recipe only used one bowl too. It took less time because you just throw everything together in the mixer. This cupcake recipe is definitely going into my file for a make again.
I decided not to use Martha's icing recipe. I haven't been a big fan so far of her buttercreams...they seem a little too buttery. I used the Wilton Buttercream recipe. It was good and very easy to work with. I haven't given up on Martha's recipes...I just decided to do my own thing this time.
My nieces are going to go wild over these tomorrow on Halloween. They love cupcakes and when you add the decorations, it will send them over the edge. I hope that everyone had as much fun making and decorating your cupcakes!