It all started with a trip way back on Feb 5. I am a contract corporate trainer by day, and went to Longmeadow, Mass. to teach a Train the Trainer class. I came back home for 24 hours to kiss my family and re-pack, and then I was off to the Keller Williams Family Reunion Convention 2008 in ATL. I returned home on Feb 13 and barely had a moment to consider Valentine's Day, so we made up for it tonight by baking some delicious and delectable chocolate cupcakes (Williams-Sonoma style) and delivering them to local loves.
I halved the recipe and made 24 cupcakes instead of the bundt. I also split the sugar requirement 50-50 between granulated white sugar and brown sugar, which I tend to do more and more in my baking. We baked at the recommended 325 degrees, for about 20 minutes. The result was an incredibly light and rich cupcake, so instead of frosting or icing we went for the powdered sugar stenciled heart (literally cut a heart from a piece of paper and sifted powdered sugar on each cupcake). Mmmmm, delicious.