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Chocolate or Vanilla Frosted Cupcakes recipe

Wow! Two great flavors of frosting to choosefrom! Choose your favorite to frost these scrumptious homemadechocolate cupcakes.

Recipe: Chocolate or VanillaFrosted Cupcakes

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour2 cups granulated sugar3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk*
2 large eggs
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extractVanilla Frosting:1/4 cup butter, softened1/4 cup vegetable shortening2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 cups powdered sugar – divided use3 to 4 tablespoons milkChocolate Frosting:1/2 cup butter2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder3 cups powdered sugar3 tablespoons milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Linemedium muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  • In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients.Add buttermilk, eggs, water, oil and vanilla and beat on mediumspeed of mixer for 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Fill cups2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until wooden pickinserted in center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan.Cool completely.
  • For Vanilla Frosting: Beat butter, shorteningand vanilla. Add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until creamy. Addremaining 3 cups powdered sugar alternately with 3 to 4 tablespoonsmilk, beating to spreading consistency.
  • For Chocolate Frosting: Melt butter; stirin cocoa. Add powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla,beating to spreading consistency.
  • Frost cupcakes with your choice of VanillaFrosting or Chocolate Frosting.

    Makes 30 cupcakes.

    *Or substitute by placing 1 tablespoonwhite vinegar into a measuring cup and adding enough milk toequal 1 cup.

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    I felt a little fancy in the kitchen the day I made these chocolate cupcakes and ended up baking a second batch and swirling vanilla and milk chocolate frostings on top. Don t you just hate biting into a homemade chocolate cupcake only to find a subtle taste of chocolate?

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