Create your own german chocolate cupcakes

Cupcakes were first mentioned in 1796 when in a book titled American Cookery;however, another kind of cupcake also gained popularity which was first mentioned in a Dallas Newspaper in 1957. It was called then German’s chocolate cake and many people thought that the recipe came from Germany. Actually, a Kraft spokesperson cleared that notion by explaining the term German. In fact,German is a surname of an English baker who baked for Baker’s Chocolate Company. Likewise, a chocolate bar with a brand name German was used as an ingredient in the said recipe. Everyone got so interested about this recipe and the manufacturer of the chocolate bar ( General Foods) had to comply to so much demand of the product. This was a blessing in disguise as sales of the chocolate bar rose exponentially along with the popularity of the German chocolate cake. Nowadays, a simplified version of such recipe is German chocolate cupcakes that you can make on your own. Here’s an original recipe of German chocolate cupcakes that you can easily follow:

Good for 30 cupcakes
* 1/2 C hot water
* 4 oz unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate
* 1 C butter, room temperature
* 2 1/2 C sugar
* 4 eggs * 2 1/4 C flour
* 1 t baking soda
* 1/2 t salt * 1 C buttermilk
* 1 t vanilla extract

Using a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate in the water and quickly remove from heat then set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy. The eggs must be palced one at a time to so they can be beaten very well.Add the remaining ingredients and blend at low speed until fully mixed. Pour batter into cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the top bounces back when touched.

Cupcakes can be stored up to 3 days at room temperature in airtight containers. To finish, use a serrated knife (and a gentle sawing motion) to split cupcakes in half horizontally. Spread a heaping tablespoon of frosting on top of each bottom half; replace top halves. Add more frosting on top of each cupcake. Serve immediately.