Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 1137kcal
Author Tammilee Tips


  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 2 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 C Boiling Water

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream


  • -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • -Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • -In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  • -Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  • -Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  • -Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  • -Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  • -The batter may be a little runny.
  • -Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  • -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • -Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • -Remove from cupcake tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Directions:

  • -Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  • -If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  • -Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
  • – Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
  • -Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  • -If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.(13 inch)
  • -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • -Frost from the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake.


Calories: 1137kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 1485IU | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 5mg