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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

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