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Beach Cupcakes

Besides a beach lover I`m also a sweet tooth, so why not combine the two I thought last weekend and make beach cupcakes. I googled a recipe for cupcakes and landed on this chocolate cupcake recipe from Martha Stewart.

What you need:

Measuring cups for beach cupcakes

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Note: I don`t like sour cream, so I left it out of the original recipe which made the cupcakes a bit dry.

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.

Getting the muffin tin ready for beach cupcakes
Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Mixing bowl for dry ingredients for beach cupcakes
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Mixing bowl with butter and sugar to make beach cupcakes
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in small  batches.

 

Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Using an ice cream scoop makes it easier.
Adding batter into cupcake liners
Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
Cupcakes in tin
Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cupcakes out of tin
And you`re ready to decorate. Here`s my finished beach cupcake…Ta Da!
One of my beach cupcakes
 ENJOY!

 

Let me know how yours turn out or feel free to share other beachy ideas.

Update: Gayla got so inspired, she made her own beach scene cupcakes.

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4 Responses to “Beach Cupcakes”

  1. Gayla October 18, 2012 9:42 am #

    Three of my most favorite things: chocolate, cupcakes, and the beach! I’m inspired by this post and highly motivated to create my own beach-themed cupcakes. Thank you, Beach Thursday!
    Gayla~

    • Isabelle October 18, 2012 9:49 am #

      Yay! If you do end up making some, please feel free to share, either by contacting me or on the FB page…would love to see it 🙂

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