the best chocolate cupcakes!!

Posted on 01/07/2008 by mishrawks
these cupcakes are my favourite goodies to bake!
i baked and decorated these cupcakes this past weekend for my niece's 3rd birthday party.
this recipe in particular is the best chocolate cupcakes i've ever had!! so yummy. enjoy!

& just for fun... entitled: don't eat me. :)

chocolate cupcakes.
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500mL) sugar
1/2 cup (125mL) cocoa powder
2 teaspoons (10mL) baking soda
1 tsp (5mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 cups (500 mL) of butter milk
2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla

preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees Celsius).

in mixer, on low speed, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
add oil, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
increase speed and beat for 2 minutes, until well combined.
spoon into 20 paper-lined muffin cups, filling halfway.

bake for about 25 minutes or until tops are firm and tester comes out clean.
transfer to rack and cool completely.
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dear__john 8th-Jan-2008 02:09 am (UTC)
The winking one is a personal favorite <3
timetol3tgo 8th-Jan-2008 02:11 am (UTC)
oo those so look so good!
what kind of icing is that? it looks good too!
mishrawks 8th-Jan-2008 02:24 am (UTC)
vanilla buttercream icing.
1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
3 oz (90g) cream cheese, softened
4 1/2 cups (1.125L) icing sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons (7 mL) vanilla extract
(+ food colouring)

in a bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
reduce speed to low, and add icing sugar, one cup at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
stir in vanilla.
mzangel84 8th-Jan-2008 02:29 am (UTC)
I'd love to test out that recipe. They look thick and yummy! Can buttermilk be replaced by normal milk, do you think?
mishrawks 8th-Jan-2008 02:33 am (UTC)
i don't really no. but i had a problem once where i didn't have any buttermilk.
here's an alternative to buttermilk i found that works:

combine 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or white vinegar with enough milk to equal 1 cup.
let the mixture stand for 5 minutes, and the milk should sour and thicken slightly.

happy baking! :)
carressa 8th-Jan-2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Love it! I'm def. going to try this.
shash_3 8th-Jan-2008 02:44 am (UTC)
They look super moist!
flavorpacket 8th-Jan-2008 02:45 am (UTC)
They're adorable, and so are you!
gatekeepers_21 8th-Jan-2008 03:23 am (UTC)
I love those smiley faces! They're adorable :3 What did you use to make the faces? Melted chocolate or some more chocolate frosting?
mishrawks 8th-Jan-2008 03:28 am (UTC)
i used regular chocolate frosting.
put some in a ziplock bag, cut off a little bit of the corner and piped!
inexpensive & easy!
haha! :D
lexib0t 8th-Jan-2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Those look so good! What type of camera do you use?
mishrawks 8th-Jan-2008 04:28 am (UTC)

I use the Canon Rebel XTi.
beanie_nup 9th-Jan-2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
This looks simple enough to do, been finding other chocolate cupcake recipes to try and compare with one recipe which I'm happy with. Will bake some soon probably~ =D Thanks!
mindlessdork 9th-Jan-2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
They look yummy and moist and are nicely decorated. ;)
frenzied 11th-Jan-2008 03:55 am (UTC)
I made these cupcakes tonight and they were FABULOUS.

thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
caitlen 19th-Jan-2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
I made these today (finally!). They are very awesome. Were had with cappuccino this afternoon, then we had them slightly warmed with some vanilla ice cream for dessert. VERY GOOD. Even my partner, who doesn't particularly like chocolatey baked things (prefers his chocolate in pure form, ie in a nice square of solid dark chocolate), was NomNomNom-ing during his cupcake!! :D

Highly recommended!
pinkspider_x 11th-Feb-2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I know this is an old post, but these are the best chocolate cupcakes I've ever had as well, and will use this recipe for EVERY chocolate cupcake I'll ever make again. I think it's the oil and buttermilk that makes it -- SO GOOD.
gabbeeee 16th-Mar-2008 08:41 am (UTC)
hi. i was wondering, did you use normal fine sugar in the recipe or caster sugar? also, do you have the recipe for the chocolate frosting?
jadorelefromage 28th-Apr-2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
wow, what an easy sounding recipe!! i'll definitely make some!! :D
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