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Cupcakes

Cupcakes
PREP TIME
35 min
COOK TIME
22 min
YIELDS
20-24 servings

Also known as: “My mom didn’t like you anyway, cupcake” Well she didn’t… get over it.

This is one of my favourite recipes. Passed down from a great aunt and part of my cookbook in Chapter Two: They Break It, You Bake It! It’s a great chocolatey moist cupcake, covered in Mom’s Best-Ever Icing. What’s not to love? Chocolate and cupcakes are a staple in my household and a great go-to recipe for that guy Mom just isn’t begging that you bring home for her to meet. Yep, you guessed it: this recipe will apply to more than one guy!

Courtesy of The Happy Baker, Erin Bolger.

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Ingredients

Cupcakes

2
cup sugar
¾
cup cocoa
2
cup all purpose flour
1
tsp baking powder
2
tsp baking soda
1
tsp salt
2
eggs
¾
cup vegetable oil
2
tsp vanilla extract
1
cup buttermilk
1
cup boiling water

Icing

¼
cup butter, softened
2
Tbsp cocoa
2
Tbsp hot water
2
cup icing sugar
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

Step 2

Line cupcake tin, makes 20-24 cupcakes.

Step 3

In a large bowl sift together dry ingredients. Add eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, and buttermilk. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for a couple of minutes until smooth and silky. Stir in boiling water until blended.

Step 4

Fill muffin tins with batter; bake in oven for 22-25 minutes. Let cool.

Step 5

Combine the butter, cocoa and hot water.

Step 6

Gradually add the icing sugar until smooth and creamy. Ice cupcakes and enjoy!

Step 7

Store cupcakes in an air tight container in a cool dry place. Best eaten within a couple of days.

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