Chocolate Cupcakes… so Mmmm for Mom

Your May Must-Make for Mom!

Recipe submitted by Reader Lori T.

Chocolate Cupcakes… so Mmmm for Mom

Ingredients

chocolate cupcakes3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 pinch salt
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use paper liners to fill 36 muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. Then add eggs, 1 cup milk, water, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well. Fill each muffin cup half-full of batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool.
  4. Make filling: In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening together until smooth. Blend in confectioners’ sugar and pinch of salt. Gradually beat in
    3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Fill a pastry bag with a small tip. Push tip through bottom of paper liner to fill each cupcake.
  5. Add your choice of frosting, then plate for Mom with fresh flowers. Enjoy!

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