Is this a muffin or a cupcake? It’s certainly luscious enough to be considered dessert. But I’m still not sure that makes it a cupcake. I’m calling this recipe Chocolate Cardamom Muffin Cake, because if it doesn’t have bran in it I really have no idea how to tell the difference between a muffin and a cupcake. You go ahead a read this recipe and let me know whether you can tell if it’s a muffin or a cupcake. I’m sticking with Muffin Cake until somebody proves me wrong.
I would have simply called them cupcakes, save two problems. I have never done a cupcake on this blog and never will. I’ve been holding the line against cupcakes for nearly 6 years. I see no reason to retreat now. Besides in my hands these Chocolate Cardamom Muffin Cakes aren’t frosted. You could make a nice cardamom butter cream and that would be a wonderful addition to these muffin cakes. But frosting fails me every time (especially butter cream). Besides frosting is messy and I don’t want to have to lick it off the ceiling.
To further complicate matters, if you look at this recipe closely you might be tempted to call this chocolate cardamom pound cake. It’s dense like that.
One more thing, if these Chocolate Cardamom Muffin Cakes didn’t have so many darn eggs I could have called them Chocolate Cardamom Muffin Brownies. Maybe I still can and post them all over again tomorrow. Hmmm… GREG