That's what blogger Kita of Pass the Sushi did with these chocolate cupcakes and just look at the results! Visit her site for the recipe. Here's what she had to say about these (and she plans to try them again):
I was already dead set on this recipe before I realized I don’t own a hand mixer, and there was no was I was whisking those stiff peaks into life by hand. I whisked over heat for a while then transferred the mixture to my stand mixer with the whisk attachment. This did not result in the lasting volume that the cupcakes require and where I may have been tempted to whip out my hair spray to get these bad boys to stand up straight, they tasted too damn good to care!