Monday, 2 May 2011


I'm starting to post some daily items to STC BLOG that will have recipes, photos of cupcakes, tips and tricks from the kitchen and other things like that. Today's post is going to be part of the DAILY CUPCAKE RECIPE.

Today's recipe is simple and classic. A basic chocolate cupcake with a recipe for chocolate buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe:
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup & 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup & 1 teaspoon butter, softened
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  2.  In a large bowl, cream together the cutter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add  the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. 
  3. Bake for 17-20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with your favorite frosting when cool. 

12 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
2 cups unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Melt the bittersweet chocolate, and allow to cool slightly
  2. Place the butter or margarine, salt and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer until very light and airy, about 4 minutes. 
  3. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time while beating on low speed. 
  4. Mix well and beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat for 5 minutes more. 
  6. Add the melted chocolate, and beat for 4 minutes.
Nutritional Information:
Amount Per Serving  Calories: 358 | Total Fat: 24.6g | Cholesterol: 72mg

Now your ready to frost your cupcakes!

Let me know if you try out this recipe and send pictures to so i can post them on STC!!

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