26 August, 2016
A little girl standing by the road, looking at the shop ahead, full of all kinds of goodies, Oreos and Cookies, rainbow coloured candies and boxes of chocolate….these were her favourite things, she stood there gazing at them with wonder.
She had been told to wait there and it seemed like ages, more so because of the goodies she couldn’t have. Sigh!
And then she hears a voice, one she’s heard before, calling her name, she turns around. Lo and behold, that’s her father who had gone to the sea months ago….that smile, the glitter in her eyes and the pitter patter of little feet, she’s in his arms, and what does he have for her? A big box of chocolate cupcakes, decorated with candies and Oreos and Chocolate….all that she had wanted a while ago.
Many a times, we want little things in life, but God gives us much more than we had dreamt or were even scared of dreaming about it. Believe in Him, trust Him and rest assured He will never ever let you down.
Before I forget, here’s the recipe.
1 cup refined oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1.5 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla essence
2.5 cups flour
1.5 cup milk
Start by lining the cupcake tray.
Preheat the oven at 180degree Celsius.
In a large bowl, add oil, sugars (both), cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix well.
Add the eggs and essence, beat till fluffy.
Add the flour in three additions alternating with milk.
Mix with a spatula till everything is well incorporated.
Pour into the liners till half full.
Bake for 30 minutes or till done.
Enjoy as it is or frost it for some more fun!