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Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes
"Easy Birthday Cupcakes and Recipe from Cook's Country"
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Cupcakes - Ingredients
3 cups cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups sugar
12 tbsp. butter, melted and cooked slightly
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Chocolate Frosting - Ingredients
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly
2 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 standard muffin tins.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Whisk eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed.
Add sugar in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
Whisk melted butter in gradually. Next add buttermilk.
Add dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time, whisking between additions until few streaks of flour remain. Stir batter until most lumps are gone, taking care not to overmix.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake with pans side-by-side (middle position of oven) until cupcakes color and toothpick comes out clean, 18-22 minutes.
Cool in pan for 4 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack for 1 hour.
For frosting, beat butter in electric mixer until fluffy (about 30 seconds). Add sugar 1 cup at a time.
Add cocoa, raise speed to high and mix for 1 minute, then add melted chocolate.
Reduce speed to medium low, add in milk, vanilla, and salt.
Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy (about 30 additional seconds).
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