Boca Negra

Once again, I missed an adverb in the directions.

I decided to break up the cake into cupcakes so I could give away single serving sizes. I had high hopes for a cute presentation with the bourbon icing. Well, I followed all directions perfectly, but somehow I missed ‘butter the pan lightly.’ I missed ‘lightly.’ I guess I read it as  ‘butter the pan liberally.’

So I did.

I slathered the cupcake liners with enough butter to choke a cow. About a stick of butter on 12 cupcake tins.

This may have been a little too much, I think.

When I took the cupcakes out to cool, there were tiny pools of melted butter at the bottom of each tin. I immediately thought of my arteries.

Still, they came out with the crispy top. But within seconds, the centers caved into tiny craters that looked as though the Russian meteor hit them. Consequently, putting the icing on the cupcakes wasn’t a workable possibility. So there went my presentation.  Nevertheless, there is always an alternative. Once these little guys cooled down (interpret as: the butter had finally congealed), I was able to use a fork and apply the double dip method: fork the cake right out of the lining and double dip the fork into the icing – then eat.  It worked to near center of the cupcake where I had to stop as the center was more of a batter like center. For the first third of the cupcake, it wasn’t bad at all!

I’d make these again, but I’m watching for the adverbs.

Boca Negra Cupcakes with butter craters and bourbon icing for dipping

Boca Negra Cupcakes with butter craters and bourbon icing for dipping

6 responses to this post.

  1. I’ll use less butter on the pan as well. It came out feeling really greasy and had a pool of butter in the pan. I took a paper towel and dabbed it off the cake. We did enjoy it though!


  2. It is so great to see the humor in even the trickiest of situations. We’ll have to give this one a try in the future, just didn’t have the time.


  3. Glad they were still good! I am the same way with reading recipes….I always seem to miss something or misread it. This cake was so good, I look forward to trying it again.


  4. I am cracking up over your post! Thanks for a good laugh.


  5. Choke a cow, huh?
    Miss-reading instructions is a common malady of mine – fortunately, most recipes are forgiving. Glad your mini versions worked out okay in the end 🙂


  6. Aw, sorry they didn’t turn out the way you envisioned. At least you got to enjoy some of it!


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