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This is a hearty cupcake with substance, served and tempered with a good cup of hot not too bitter tea or coffee, or a glass of wholesome milk.
Step 1: What's brewing
Tinfoil or aliuminuminm foil for our friends in the UK
Parchment paper - this is a special food-grade paper (it says on the box will resist up to 420 degrees F, what happens at 451 degrees F?) You can also just take a few paper cupcake liners if you don't have a full sheet.
An item to use as the inside core for the mold, a small can, timbale, tin, shot glass,...I used the measuring cup from my rice cooker. Just see that it fits inside the coffee mug so that it will form a suitably thick wall for the cupcake.
I used my usual box-mix from the grocery store. I did not make my cake batter from scratch because I am not a master baker. Besides, all of those chemical stabilizers and performance enhancing additives make for an easy bake rich-tasting moist cake. This one was regular yellow cake, there are so many different flavors to choose from.
Someplace to bake the cupcake - I don't know how well this would work in an outdoor oven or solar cooker since they have uneven heat.
CAUTION: The kitchen is a dangerous place. Know how to use all tools and techniques responsibly. Things that go in a hot oven come out hot. Respect the crucible.