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I'm going to eat chocolate cake for breakfast!

I was perusing Facebook this morning and ran across an article that my cousin Cindy Dunbar posted. It boasted that eating chocolate cake for breakfast is good for you and may even help you lose weight. Yessssss! Here’s a link to the article from

Anyone that knows me knows I have a huge sweet tooth. So I’ll be doing some serious research on this topic. And to make myself feel better about this experiment, I read more about a Syracuse research study on the topic. Check that out here.

I’m a very lucky descendant from a chocolate cake making diva. My mom made the best chocolate cake. My cousins and their kids have dubbed it Aunt Carol’s cake. In an effort to make you a healthier, happier person, here’s that recipe in cupcake form.


Aunt Carol’s Chocolate Cupcakes

2 C flour

2 C sugar

½ tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

3 T dark cocoa (heaping)

½ C milk

2/3 C oil

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix dry ingredients together, then mix in milk, oil, vanilla and eggs. Slowly mix in boiling water until batter is silky smooth. Slowly pour into cupcake liners.

Bake mini cupcakes for16 minutes or regular cupcakes for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out smooth. Makes 2 dozen regular and 4 dozen mini cupcakes.

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