This was my second batch of peanut butter cupcakes. This lot had molasses in them which made them darker than the first. They also didn’t come out tasting very sweet – which is good, but I decided to pep them up a bit with some chocolate and icing topping. I used a teaspoon to drip the topping over the cakes and they came out OK but I think I need a new little icing bag for fiddly work like this to look really good.
Handy tip: When measuring out molasses with a spoon, coat the spoon with cooking/vegetable oil beforehand and the molasses will simply roll off the spoon into your bowl. Easy!
Crazy molasses fact: On January 15, 1919, a large molasses storage tank burst in the North End neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the US and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150 people. It crumpled the steel support of an elevated train and knocked over a fire station. The event, known as The Boston Molasses Disaster, has entered local folklore and residents claim that on hot summer days, the area still smells of molasses.