Preheat oven to 375 F, line muffin tins with paper liners.
- 3 c. flour
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. cocoa
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. oil
- 2 tsp. vinegar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. water
Just throw it all in a bowl and whisk or mix with an electric hand mixer. Fill each muffin cup almost full. I've lost the original instructions, so I bake for about 10 minutes at 375 and then lower the temp to 350 and bake until I smell them and have to come running from another room. The trick is to catch them before that because if they're a little underdone they're wonderfully moist and just a smidgen gooey....mmmmmmmm
I vowed to Safiya that yes, we would have pink icing and sprinkles, but knowing how her body processes artificial colours, I splurged and ordered natural food colouring online and found not-so-offensive-sprinkles at The Big Carrot.
No picture today...I need a clapper for my camera.....
Oh, and today? Today Safiya was so tired at the end of today that she fell asleep standing up, eating an icecream cone......mid-bite