Chocolate Cupcakes

40 medium cupcakes

This recipe offers classic chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting.


3 cups all-purpose flour
11/2 cups cocoa powder
3 cups sugar
1 tbsp. baking soda
11/2 tsp. baking powder
11/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
11/2 cups buttermilk
6 tbsp. oil
11/2 cups warm water

Frosting: Yield: 1 quart
14 oz. cream
6 oz. chocolate dark


1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in bowl. Place all liquids together in another bowl and combine.

2. Mix liquids into dry ingredients until smooth.

3. Fill paper-lined muffin pans halfway with batter. Bake at 350°F in for 30 mins.

4. For frosting: Bring cream to a boil and pour onto chocolate in mixing bowl. Mix until completely melted. Allow to chill before whipping. Be careful not to overwhip and use immediately.

5. Top cupcakes with frosting.

Recipe by Oracle, Redwood Shores, Calif. (Bon Appétit)

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