Sunday, April 17, 2016

EASIEST CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES EVER !!!

These cupcakes are SUPER moist, SUPER chocolate-y and SUPER easy to make. They also stay moist and soft for two or three days (at least).

Perfect for a potluck, bake sale, lunch box or "just because". They are easy enough for kids to make too !!!

 
 

CUPCAKES

1 cup butter cut in cubes
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (see note below)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Note: If you do not have buttermilk, just put 2 teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice in a half-cup measuring cup then fill it up with milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes.........works just as well as buttermilk!!

Preheat oven to 350° and put 24 cupcake papers in cupcake pans.

Bring butter, water and cocoa powder to a boil, then take off heat and set aside to cool a few minutes.

Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and warm cocoa mixture and beat just until well blended.

Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes. My electric oven takes exactly 18 minutes. Do not over-bake!! Cool before frosting.

 


FROSTING

6 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat the milk, cocoa powder and butter to a boil, then remove from heat then add the vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat till smooth.

Sometimes I have to add a tablespoon or so of extra milk to the frosting (if it seems too thick).

If frosting seems a little too SOFT, just let it cool for about 10 minutes or so and it will thicken up nicely.

 
 
ENJOY !!!


2 comments:

Cheryl Dunkin said...

I have been craving chocolate cake, this looks like the perfect recipe!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe! Everything I've tried from your blog, always turns out very delicious. Thank you for all of your hard work! My daughters Birthday is coming up and she requested chocolate cupcakes for herself and vanilla cupcakes for friends who 'don't like chocolate.' :) I found a good recipe for the vanilla, but was thinking I'll end up buying boxed ones. So, thank you again for coming through and rescuing me!-Tanya