Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes
Author: Tammilee
  • 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 powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  1. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. -Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. -In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. -Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  5. -Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  6. -Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  7. -Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  8. -The batter may be a little runny.
  9. -Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  10. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  11. -Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  12. -Remove from cupcake tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  13. Frosting Directions:
  14. -Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  15. -If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  16. -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….
  17. – Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
  18. -Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  19. -If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.(13 inch)
  20. -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  21. -Frost from the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake.