I was feeling a bit anxious earlier due to sleep deprivation. Our aircon conked out yesterday and had to be serviced today.
While waiting for the service crew to arrive, I busied myself with a bit of baking. I've been wanting to try a chocolate cupcake recipe that I saw on the net. It was pretty easy to do. I ended up making two batches to make 24 cupcakes. Most of which will be sent to my mom and my in-laws. Hubby and I can't possible eat them all. Ideally, cupcakes should be eaten at room temperature within two days of baking. After that, they can be refrigerated, unfrosted, for up to a week.
I was quite happy with how they turned out. The chocolate swiss meringue frosting was quite fussy to make and I was a bit skeptical if I can pull it off. I managed fine but it didn't have the rich chocolate-y color that I wanted, maybe because I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the bitter-sweet that was required in the original recipe. Oh well, it tasted great anyway. It was light and fluffy and not too sweet, just the way I prefer it. The frosting kinda tasted like chocolate ice cream but without the melt factor.