Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate..it’s one of those things that you just can’t get enough of.. So i decided to make chocolate cupcakes! These chocolatey cupcakes are frosted with a simple vanilla buttercream.And you know how well vanilla and chocolate tastes together. image Now i want to let you know that these cupcakes(without the frosting)aren’t really that sweet,because if you have a sweet batter and a sweet frosting(you know how much sugar is in frosting right?)it becomes just too much.So these cupcakes are just right!So if you for some reason want a cupcake without frosting,you should put more sugar in. image And i drizzled some caramel sauce over some of the cupcakes! That just makes them extra special 😉

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter,softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 1 and 1/4 cup flour.
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 1/2 cup milk.

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter,softened.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar.

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl,cream together your butter,sugar and vanilla on high speed until fluffy,about 3 minutes.
  3. Next add in your eggs one at a time and beat on high for about 2 minutes.Make sure to scrape down the sides as needed.
  4. Add in your flour,cocoa powder,baking powder and salt and mix until combined.Then add in your milk and mix until just combined,do not overmix.
  5. Fill your cupcake liners 3/4 way up with the batter and bake for 20-25 minutes.Let them cool completely before frosting.
  6. To make the frosting beat the butter and vanilla on high until pale and fluffy,then add in your sugar and beat for about 2 minutes.
  7. To frost your cupcakes,you can use a piping bag,or,like i did,use a small spatula.Enjoy!

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