Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

by Stephanie

My last ones.  I used a dark chocolate cocoa powder.  I LOVE dark chocolate and so does my kido who’s birthday these were for.  That is why they are SSSOOO dark chocolate looking. 


Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Makes 12

1 cup milk

1 tsp vinegar (any will work but I used white)

Mix and set aside for 5 minutes.  Then add..

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp vanilla

Set aside.  In separate bowl mix together:

1 cup flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

Whisk dry ingredients together.  Add in wet ingredients and mix just until no lumps remain.  Put into 12 cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. 

Chocolate Buttercream

enough for 12 cupcakes

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

3 Tbsp milk

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat butter and shortening together.  Add in all other ingredients.  Beat until fluffy. 

For nice swirl, put a small swirl in the middle of cupcake and then starting out outside swirl around ending up in the middle. 


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