As a companion to the previously made s'mores cupcakes, for the family members who are picky about their cupcake flavors, I made our family favorite of Hersey chocolate cupcakes. For frosting, I decided to try a recipe for vanilla buttercream.
As the s'mores cupcakes were baking, I turned my attention to the chocolate ones. The original recipe created 24 cupcakes, but I didn't need nearly that many, so I halfed the recipe, meaning the ingredient amounts in the pictures will be half to what they actually would be in the original recipe. Just as with the s'mores cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups of sugar, 1 3/4 cups of flour, 3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt.
|Unmixed dry ingredients|
|All nicely mixed and glorious|
|I'm not certain if this photo is just the previous step or the next one, but just use it for both just in case|
|Finished thin batter; how fun!|
|I am quite a messy person|
|So clean, so beautiful|
|Nicely divided cupcake batter|
|Lovely baked cupcakes|
|Such a nice close up shot of the cupcakes|
To start this recipe, which I actually succeeded in making, you will need to beat 1 stick of room temperature butter using a whisk attachment for 1 minute. I would recommend chipping your butter into smaller pieces before you start, as I did after that first picture.
|Failing with my first attempt to whisk butter|
|Look at that beautiful successfully whipped butter|
|Mid whisking of the powdered sugar and butter|
|Finished tasty frosting|
|Look at those nice peaks|
|Notice the lovely rainbow nailpolish?|
|What a lovely little swirl|
|What a lovely collection of cupcakes|
Here's the link to the recipe for the chocolate cupcakes, but I'll include the ingredient list below.
And here's the link to the frosting recipe. The link includes a lot of other recipes for different types of buttercream, so I recommend you check it out. But the ingredients for the vanilla will be below.
Spoonful of Sugar from,
Your Friendly Teenage Baker
Hershey's chocolate cake ingredients:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable (I used canola) oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted, room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla