If I were a superhero, I’d be so easy to beat. I have way too many weaknesses: dark chocolate, dangly earrings, Target tank tops, super sales, illustrated cookbooks… A trip to Walmart last month combined the last two, and as I pawed through a bin overflowing with bargain books, I felt my self-restraint shoot straight out the window.
I walked out of the store with two new cookbooks tucked into my bags. At home, I poured over each one, slowly tracing my finger down the list of ingredients and drooling over the full-page photograph accompanying each recipe. I slid scraps of paper between the pages to mark my favorites and scribbled down a grocery list.
The marbled chocolate muffins came from the first cookbook, as well as these devil’s food cupcakes. With their dense interior and mousse-like frosting, my chocolate kryptonite kicked in when I tasted them, and I gobbled down two within minutes of pulling them out of the fridge!