- melt 4 oz. dark chocolate (I used 72%) in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between....for a total of 2 minutes or until completely melted
- add can of almond paste and mix well
- to make smoother, add half of a cup of liquid
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 5 T. vegetable oil
- 1 T. white vinegar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ c. water
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Mix together oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water until well combined and blend well with dry ingredients.
Bake for about 40 minutes for 9" round (for cupcakes 20 minutes), or until a cake tester inserted into the center.
Thank you, Aunt Sarah...for that dress from India! Hannah wore it to church with tights and then decided she would wear pants with it, later! I used some of my new Hero Arts stamps in the ATCs. P.S. I can't do without a fine brown pen.