In second year, people are like, "Aww, you're a baby second year. You're not even supposed to be in clinics yet. Let me explain this very basic concept to you."
Now it's like "Oh, you're a 3rd year? You better know something!"
Alas, there's no magical "Bam! I'm now a resident, so I become smart." Ah, why is learning such a long and slow process? So our whole team is kinda figuring things out and learning together.
So with great excitement, I carried my first patients and even filled out my own scutsheet of daily vitals and labs. Yes, I, Chef Uy, have my very own patients I visit every day and write notes about. Talk about a promotion!
Ok, so my patients are very simple cases, which suits me fine. I'd rather not have tough patients like my those of my nervous intern, who is trying to navigate a new EMR to place orders in the computer.
Mocha Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp Kahlua
2-3 tbsp instant coffee powder
3/4 cup water
garnish - cocoa powder, sprinkles, cookie crumbles, etc
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
2 tbsp instant coffee powder
2 tbsp milk, room temperature
2 tbsp Kahlua liquor
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
MOCHA CUPCAKE: Preheat oven to 350 F. Line muffin cups with paper liners (makes 9).
In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, Kahlua and instant coffee power until combined. Whisk in half the flour mixture, followed by half of the water. Stir in all of the remaining flour and the water, mixing until batter is just uniform (do not overmix).
Divide evenly into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 18 minutes until done (knife or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean). Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
KAHLUA BUTTERCREAM: In a small bowl, dissolve the instant coffee powder in milk and Kahlua. In a large bowl, beat together butter, instant coffee mixture and confectioners’ sugar until frosting is smooth, thick and fluffy. Add additional confectioner's sugar to thicken if necessary. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes on the day of serving and dust with desired topping.