For the past few years, I have made devil’s food cupcakes to celebrate the season. This year I tried them with whole-wheat pastry flour, and it worked out beautifully! The hearty chocolate flavor stands up to the whole grain, and they are still moist and delicious. I think this will be my new and improved recipe from now on!
Devil’s Food Cupcakes
Based on a recipe from Bon Appétit magazine
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup light olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking pan with 14 cupcake papers. Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Sift in cocoa and baking soda. Stir to combine. Add flour, and mix until just combined. (Be careful not to mix too much at this point.) Fill each cupcake about ¾ full with batter. Bake until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks and cool completely.
I found the little Halloween printables at CatchMyParty.com. They are super cute, and free!
CatchMyParty.com also has many other choices for Halloween if you’d rather have a different design. I had a hard time choosing my favorite. 🙂