Chocolate cupcakes recipe—everyone’s going to love you, er, them

I’m not a baker. And I don’t care much for dessert. Shocking, but it certainly explains the lack of dessert recipes on my blog. No, wait a second, that might be explained by the fact that my posts are dedicated to eating well.

But it’s summer, and once in a while you’re going to find yourself logging onto a flurry of Facebook events, one of which will probably require you to bring a snack, appetizer or dessert. And you might be looking to impress someone, or perhaps you’re tired of bringing healthy snacks (thanks for using my recipes!) that gain you no popularity (I’m joking, by the way—more and more people are adopting healthy diets!). Whatever the case, this cupcake recipe is a guarantee conversation-starter and will win you your few minutes of fame. Or perhaps you just want a delicious snack. In any case, sink your teeth into this luscious, rich chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing. It is sure to hit the spot!

Easy-to-make, tasty-to-bake chocolate cupcakes! (photo credit: iStock)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can vanilla frosting

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. (Sift = pour it through the strainer first.)
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well each time, then stir in vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk (my sister and I divided up this task: I added some milk, she added some flour, I added some milk, etc.); beat well. Fill the muffin cups ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cupcakes are ready.
  6. Once the cupcakes have cooled, smother their caps with your favourite vanilla frosting. Yum!!!

Note: I really don’t enjoy baking as I rarely eat the fruits of its labour; I’m more likely to eat fruits. What makes this recipe so great is that it’s simple and easy, takes less than 15 minutes of work, and the result, I admit, is delicious.

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4 Responses

  1. It looks really yummy. The recipe looks simple and sounds so perfect for my family.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. is this with salted or unsalted butter??

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