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Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes

"Easy Birthday Cupcakes and Recipe from Cook's Country" by smcgee is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Cupcakes - Ingredients

Chocolate Frosting - Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 standard muffin tins.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed.
  4. Add sugar in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
  5. Whisk melted butter in gradually. Next add buttermilk.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Cool in pan for 4 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack for 1 hour.
  9. For frosting, beat butter in electric mixer until fluffy (about 30 seconds). Add sugar 1 cup at a time.
  10. Add cocoa, raise speed to high and mix for 1 minute, then add melted chocolate.
  11. Reduce speed to medium low, add in milk, vanilla, and salt.
  12. Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy (about 30 additional seconds).