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.