Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

In addition to the red velvet cupcakes, I also made these chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting for the party.

I used this batter recipe.  (It is a perfect chocolate cake recipe, as well.)  The cupcakes are moist, rich, and a bit sticky on top. Know ahead of time that the batter is very thin, so don’t worry that you’ve done something wrong.

For the frosting I used this recipe:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk (room tempertature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

To make the frosting, melt the butter in a medium bowl.  Stir in the cocoa.  Alternately add confectioners’ sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.  Add small amount additional milk, if needed.  Stir in vanilla.

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2 Responses

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