What do you want to do Alex?
– Bake cupcakes!
Don’t you want to go play in the garden together and look for bugs?
– No, that’s okay, I’ll do that when logan comes back because he hasn’t seen a worm yet.
Fair enough, so what cupcakes are we making?
– Chocolate ones!! They’re my favourite!
Ok let’s get started.
Alex sits on the kitchen side, as he’s a typical 4 year old, he can not stand still, so standing on a chair without falling at least once is not an option.. We set out all our ingredients and I’m quite proud when he easily reckonises all the ingredients.
Hee alex, should we make chocolate oreo cupcakes?
Just asking, thought you might want to try something new.
– Yeah yeah, we can do that, they are my favourite!
The ingredients list.
put all the dry together and mix through, then add the wet on top and mix as you go.
Preheat the oven to 350f (180c) bake for 15/20min, toothpick test to see if they’re done.
Chocolate oreo cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup of cacao
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup cold coffee or water
- 1/2 cup of oil
- 2 tbs white vinegar
- 1 tbs vanilla paste
- 1 cup of crushed Oreos
Additional note, the coffee will give a more indepth flavour, I don’t see why decaf won’t work.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (solid)
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tbs (almond) milk
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 1 cup crushed Oreos
Put the frosting on once the cupcakes have cooled down completely, store in the fridge or a cool place.
I don’t like allot of frosting, you could easily double this! Also I didn’t have any vegetable shortening, I replaced it with the butter and coconut oil. I always do frosting on taste, adjust to what tastes good to you!
Alex proudly told his dad what we done when he was out.
– I made chocolate cupcakes dad! Do you like them?
I do, but my favourite are the coconut ones.
– Oh yeah, they’re my favourites too!
*original recipe from Chef Chloe, altered to our taste*