My wife decided to bake chocolate cupcakes and make chocolate frosting. She loves to bake, the funny part is she is not big on eating sweets.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 375 F.
In a saucepan, heat the milk and stir in the cocoa until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool down.
In a second bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a third bowl, using a mixer, combine the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture until combine. Add and combine until smooth the cocoa mixture. Carefully add in the chocolate chips and stir them in.
Line muffin pan with paper liners and fill each 3/4 with batter. Bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups confectioner sugar
In a double boiler melt the chocolate and butter together until smooth. Add the milk and stir. Slowly add in while stirring the sugar, allowing the heat to melt the sugar crystals. Keep stirring until smooth. Do not allow to boil or burn. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in piping bag, and using your favorite tip, decorate your cakes.
Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
Enjoy with icecream or a glass of milk.