Saturday, August 17, 2013

THE Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

This is an excellent moist cupcake recipe made from scratch, normally the only way you can have a moist cupcake would be from a box, I've made cupcakes from scratch before that were just... well dry and crumbly, not these though, these are delicious!! I prefer this homemade recipe over boxed any day, they're pretty great. :)

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe:
1 2/3C Flour
1 1/2C Sugar
1/2C Baking Cocoa
1 1/2Tsp Baking Soda
1/2Tsp Baking Powder
1Tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1/2C Shortening
1 1/2C Buttermilk
1/8C Vegetable Oil
1 1/2Tsp Vanilla Extract

Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl, add eggs, shortening, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. beat in mixer for like 1-1 1/2 minutes, then beat on high speed for 2 minutes, fill muffin cups/liners 1/2 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-16 minutes. (mine took 13.5) Yes I'm that picky, 13 minutes isn't long enough, and 14 is too much! haha, I'm just funny that way. :)

Hershey's "perfectly chocolate" chocolate frosting

1/2C Butter (one stick)
2/3C Cocoa
3C Powdered sugar
1/3C Milk
1Tsp Vanilla Extract

Melt butter, Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, and then vanilla extract. You may need more milk, it depends on what kind of consistency you're going for.

Dry Ingredients
Dry Ingredients Mixed
Batter In Cupcake Liners 
(yes I forgot to take pictures of adding the wet ingredients, sorry!!)

I also somehow forgot to take pictures of  me making the frosting *face palm* Oh well frosting is frosting you really can't mess this recipe up, as long as you get all the ingredients in the bowl and don't over cook your cupcakes, you're good. :)

I could eat this icing up with a spoon!! *actually I did* it's sooo yummy all by its self. :D

I originally found this recipe *cupcake recipe* in a Hershey Chocolate cookbook about a year ago..  I've switched a few things up over time trying to improve it, but at this point why mess with perfection? :P

 (btw I receive compliments every time I make these!!)

When I make chocolate cupcakes, I always use this recipe, cause it's ah-mazin' :).  

Made with Love,
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  1. Yummy!
    These are very moist and love, love the frosting for them.
    Love you,
    Your Mama

  2. Hey Molly, those chocolate cupcakes look mighty good and I am looking forward to trying them. I just popped over from Susan's Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday to invite you to participate in my Patisserie Tuesdays linky party. It focuses on the sweet sides of our kitchens and your cupcakes would most certainly fit in :D You can read more about Patisserie Tuesday here I hope to see you there and please let your baking friends know about Patisserie Tuesdays, the more the merrier, especially when it comes to sweet treats!
    Hugs and happy baking,
    Beth P

  3. These definitely caught my attention and I wanted to come through the screen! Thanks for sharing at my link party last week. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring you when the party opens up tonight. GREAT job!!