I like baking because I have a secret, simplifying, weapon. Like a long lost notebook of essential recipes for the New Zealand farm, The Edmond's 'Sure to Rise' Cookery Book is a classic in New Zealand, the fastest selling book ever, still given to newlyweds and my battered go-to recipe book. It's simple and still in print after over one hundred years, cannot be argued with. My version of their basic cup cakes are miles away from those dry, mean little patty cakes of vanilla essence flavour, jazzed up with sickly sweet icing. Forget anything with preservatives, these are chocolate, soft, moist and ready in 15 minutes.
Recipe posted by tvdinners