Again, not many new things in the kitchen lately, but I am in the middle of making from-scratch cupcakes for the first time, using recipes from The Dessert Bible for yellow cake and chocolate frosting. So, yay me, I guess.

The first batch rose way more than I was expecting and I was worried that they came out poorly. I made the supreme sacrifice of sharing one with theCultFigure to see if they were edible, and happily, they are. Pix of not-yet-frosted cupcakes after the jump.

The recipe makes 18 cupcakes. The first twelve, well, you can see them over flowing here. It’s not terrible though.

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But the next six came out obscenely overflowing:

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I think that pan is maybe a little shallower than the other one?

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