Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe from Family Circle

Tint the frosting with a variety of colors to make this family favorite dessert recipe extra-special.



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Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Related Categories: Cake, Cupcakes, Desserts
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Ingredients
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    1 3/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    3/4  cup 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
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    2 1/4  teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   cup 
    plus 2 Tablespoons (2-1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
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    1 1/4  cups 
    granulated sugar
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    3   
    eggs
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    3/4  cup 
    milk
Frosting:
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    (1 pound) confectioners' sugar
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    1   cup 
    (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
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    1/4  cup 
    milk
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla extract
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    Assorted food colors

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees . Line 18 indents in two cupcake pans with paper or foil liners. In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
2.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl for 2 minutes, until light colored and smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternately with milk. Divide batter among liners, a scant 1/3 cup in each.
3.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove cupcakes to a rack; cool completely.
Frosting:

1.
Beat confectioners' sugar, butter and milk in medium-size bowl until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Tint with desired food colors. Spread about 2 tablespoons frosting over each cupcake.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 406, Fat, total (g) 24, chol. (mg) 96, sat. fat (g) 14, carb. (g) 48, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 4, sodium (mg) 147, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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