Chocolate cupcakes were a perfect way to celebrate the last day of school and my children's various academic achievements.
But no ordinary cupcakes would do. I had to please two dark chocolate- loving adults and a cake-hating 8-year-old.
In her 2009 cookbook Bakewise, Shirley Corriher promised rich, moist chocolate flavor in her Deep Dark Chocolate Cake. Although it was a little tricky to make, the cake lived up to its billing.
After I had polished off my cupcake, I was looking forward to snagging a few bites off my daughter's plate. Not this time. The cake-hater had left only crumbs.