Today my husband said he wanted cupcakes, so I made these:
I Thought I'd Died and Gone to Chocolate Heaven Cake
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups raw (turbinado) sugar
1 cup butter milk (I use 1 c. milk + 1 tsp lemon juice)
1/2 cup + 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flower
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water, boiling
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. If using layers, grease and line pans with parchment paper. If using a 9x13 pan, grease and dust with cocoa powder. Sift together cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternately beat in the flour mixture and the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Add boiling water and beat for one full minute.
3. Bake in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes (20 mins for cupcakes, 10-15 mins for mini cupcakes), or until toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool, frost with chocolate butter cream frosting.
(this is based on a recipe I found on allrecipes.com under a different name. I changed it to within an inch of it's life.)