Thursday, October 18, 2012

Delicious and EASY Chocolate Cupcakes

I have spent some time trying to perfect a chocolate cupcake that I can say is amazing and I feel I have done it! They are perfectly moist, the texture is perfect and they literally melt in your mouth. I am so excited that I have accomplished this so I am sharing the recipe with all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

 Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream


Cupcake Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cups cocoa powder (use a good brand! I like Ghirardelli)
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use a good brand also!)
1 cup boiling water

*Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. The recipe makes about 30 cupcakes.
*In an electric mixer stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the boiling water scraping edges and bottom of bowl to make sure it is mixed well. The batter will appear thin.
*Pour into cupcake pans about 2/3 full.
*Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Icing Ingredients:
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
¾ cups Cocoa powder
7-8 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cups milk
1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

*In an electric mixer cream the butter until it is smooth and creamy, should take about 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add 7 cups confectioners’ sugar and the cocoa powder. Once combined add the milk and vanilla. Add the remaining cup of sugar until you reach the consistency that you want.

ENJOY!
~Nichole~

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8 comments:

  1. These look incredibly amazing! I will definitely have to try the recipe sometime - thanks for sharing :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Blessings,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Stephanie! Your blog is absolutely beautiful and your recipes I saw on just your first page look amazing! I am a new follower of yours so I cannot wait to go back and try some of them!

      Thanks!
      Nichole

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  2. This looks really nice and an exciting project to attempt with my kids. They are now helping me with the mixing and pouring. I will handle the icing. thanks for sharing and I am following you now.
    I would love for you to follow back.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/10/mindful-monday.html

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jillian. I am now a follower of yours too! My daughter is also a master "cooking assistant" and loves to help me! Enjoy!
      Nichole

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  3. Looks delicious!

    Thanks for following us! Followed you right back!

    Leenie
    www.undecidedmamas.com

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Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE comments.. Who wouldn't? I read all your comments and will do my best to reply to them all.. Can't wait to hear from you.
~Nichole~

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