Did you know today is “National Cupcake Lovers Day”? Me either, until a blogging friend invited me to participate in a fun challenge to share cupcake recipes. My entire family is a big fan of cupcakes, though I rarely make them for us. I think the problem is that most recipes make two dozen cupcakes and I really don’t need that many cupcakes sitting on my kitchen counter for days on end.
I started looking around for recipes that make only a few cupcakes and found one for chocolate cupcakes. Perfect! Then I set out to find one for frosting and the first one I found was for cookie dough. How fun, right?
I whipped these cupcakes up the other night so I would be ready to celebrate today with these cupcakes. The cupcakes are moist and full of chocolate flavor. I’ll probably add chocolate chips the next time I make them. My taste-tester of a husband exclaimed that the frosting was amazing. He requested I make it again but with vanilla cupcakes.
Be sure to check out all the recipes in today’s Cupcakes for Cupcake Lovers Day challenge below! I got a sneak peek at some of the cupcakes and there’s so many I want to try!
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
heaping 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup hot coffee
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with six liners and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking soda and powder and salt. Add the egg, milk, oil and vanilla; beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Add in the hot coffee and beat until just combined. Your batter will be very thin.
Divide the batter between the muffin cups and bake for 15-18 minutes. Place the pan on a cooling rack to completely cool while you make the frosting.
While your cupcakes are baking, place 1/2 cup of flour on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Allow to completely cool.
In a medium bowl, combine the butter with sugar using a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Sift the cooked flour and salt into your bowl and then mix until the flour is incorporated. The frosting will look like coarse crumbles. Add in two tablespoons of milk and beat on low working up to high until the frosting is smooth. You may need to add a little mix, 1/2 teaspoon at at time until your frosting reaches the desired consistency. Fold in the mini chocolate chips and frost your cupcakes.
Cupcake Recipe Source: Celebrating Sweets | Frosting Recipe Source: Baking Mischief
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