It’s time again for another episode of…
Each month, every Secret Recipe Club member gets a secret blog assignment. From this secret blog, they choose a secret recipe to make in secret. Only on Secret Recipe Club day are all these secrets revealed.
Friends – today is that day.
This month, I was lucky enough to be assigned Join Us, Pull up a chair, a lovely blog by Heather. Although I really had my eye on these Jalapeno Popovers, I couldn’t resist these Guiness cupcakes. I made a few substitutions (including Coke for Guiness – hardly a fair trade I admit) and came up with these wonderfully moist, dark beauties. They would be fabulous with buttercream or cream cheese frosting, but I couldn’t resist the Halloween perfection of those rich dark tops and bright orange liners.
Plus without frosting, you can pretend they’re muffins and eat them for breakfast, yes?
Chocolate Coca Cola Cupcakes
- 1 cup Coca Cola
- 1 stick, plus 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper liners (this recipe makes 24 cupcakes).
Combine the coke and the butter in a microwavable bowl. Heat to melt the butter. Once it’s melted, remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, combine the mayo with the eggs and vanilla. Once combined, add to the coke mixture. Sift the flour and baking soda together and fold into the batter. Divide the batter among the prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan. Cool completely on a rack.