I have made quite a few cupcakes in my day, but in recent months I have been doing them by scratch. I find making homemade desserts to be a rather rewarding process from start to finish. These little beauties happen to be at the top of my cupcake list.

The cake is a recipe that I found on a food/recipe board, I would credit the gal, but I do not know if she has a blog. The frosting is called Buttercream Dream and is a favorite of the same message board.

This is my go to frosting when I am looking to top something with that delicious taste of buttercream. Here is the fantastic cake recipe:

Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup oil (I use canola)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

  1. Mix everything in a bowl until you get a thin batter.
  2. I then poured the batter into mini muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  3. Bake them at 350°F until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I started checking my cupcakes after about 6 minutes.
  4. I then topped the mini cupcakes with the chocolate buttercream frosting. I added cocoa powder to the frosting by the tablespoon until I reached the desired flavor.
  5. I also added brown Wilton Gel Dye until I reached the desired color. After the frosting was piped on, I topped with chocolate sprinkles!

Notes:

  • Click here for the Buttercream Dream recipe as well as a great picture tutorial!
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