Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

This is my first Martha Stewart Cupcakes Club in a really long time. I joined the club right at the beginning, but lost interest when I wasn't enjoying the product I was making from the cookbook. Well, this month wasn't the best time to start up again. The cupcakes turned out dense and heavy just like a muffin.  I find a lot of the recipes for the cookbook are like this. There is a HUGE difference between a cupcake and a muffin.  The first and foremost is the density of it, if it's dense it's a MUFFIN. I made the cupcakes for my students and at least they enjoyed them.

Thanks to Rebecca from the Baking Sisters for choosing this month's cupcake.  Next month Candied Hazelnut Cupcakes.  If you'd like to learn more about the baking club click here and please make sure to check out the other member's blogs.

Everything you need

Flour covered chocolate chips (so they don't sink to the bottom)

Batter without the egg whites

Whipping up the egg whites

Batter with egg whites

Finished batter


  1. Sorry these did not turn out for you. Mine came out pretty light. Thanks for baking along anyway.

  2. I'm with you on these...and I had made them before...so I did a variation on the yellow buttermilk cupcake which was really tasty. A definite cupcake,not a muffin.

  3. yeah i agree with you with scratch recipes it is really hard to find a real good fluffy scratch cupcake thats why i do the scratch cake using a cake mix. :)

  4. they were a bit muffin like... I agree. They were tasty none the less!

  5. So glad you could join us again! At least you had some eager takers! I, too was surprised at the density considering it had cake flour and egg whites! I hope you'll bake next month. I've been looking at that picture of the sugared hazelnuts ever since I bought the book!

  6. I was wondering about the texture- but I had used all-purpose flour and thought that might have been the culprit. I wasn't able to try any (all were taken to my son's class party.) Welcome back, and let's hope the next cupcake works out better!

  7. I love the cupcake cut in half with the heart inside.