There were times I was wondering why some people leave the comfort of their houses to write or read in a coffee shop. You see them everywhere. In Starbucks, in the small coffee shops just around the corner. I never understood what pushes a person to do that.
Until I become one of them. I’m not in a small coffee shop but at my local McDonald’s. A coffee, a cup of water and my laptop. And I’m not alone. Three other people are doing the same thing. Probably there would be more of us if there were few more available outlets.
We all live in an area with no power since Friday. The temperature in our houses is somewhere around 85F, way better than the outside 100F. The highest we had this weekend was 112F. The powerful storms left close to 1 million houses in the dark.
Yesterday we spent most of the day driving from one hotel to another. After 20 overbooked hotels we gave up.
The lady at the table near me is searching Expedia. I want to tell her I already did that. Travelocity also.
No luck. Tonight we have to sleep again in an overheated house.
When everything else fails we eat chocolate.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting.
I can’t let them go bad, can I?
These cupcakes are one of the richest chocolate cupcakes I’ve made so far. If I had some heavy cream on hand to make a chocolate ganache instead of the chocolate buttercream would have been a heavenly chocolate treat.
Don’t get me wrong, they were good and I didn’t hear anyone complain but I’m not a big buttercream fan so I had chosen ganache instead.
The addition of yogurt kept them moist longer, not that they last too long anyhow.
It requires a little bit of time to make them since you have to wait for the melted chocolate to cool, or the eggs will start to cook before getting in the oven.
I slightly adapted the recipe from Desserts all around the year.
I made cupcakes instead of a layered cake and, Greek non fat yogurt instead of sour cream, and substituted self rising flour with all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
Sending love your way,