Monday, February 27, 2012

Cupcake Monday!

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am going to share some super YUMMY Chocolate Cupcakes I made last night.  Making cupcakes is so therapeutic for me.  Just the entire process.  I made my kids wait until AFTER dinner to have one.  Isn't that good parenting?  LOL!  They usually pop one in their mouth after I make them on Sunday, since I tend to make cupcakes a lot on cupcakes to take around to our friends and neighbors.

My wrist and hand are still healing and kind of painful.  Hopefully they will get back to normal soon but in the meantime I will learn patience and also how to use my left hand more.  :)

I filmed a video for you guys on Saturday (one handed) and I will get that edited and up for you guys bright and early tomorrow morning.


Recipe:

For the cake:
2½ cups cake flour
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 C. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar



For the frosting:*
8 oz. cream cheese
5-7 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

3-5 Tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 Tbsp milk


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.  In a medium bowl, combine the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt; whisk to blend.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk,  vanilla and vinegar.  Beat on medium speed until well blended.  Mix in the dry ingredients on low speed and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared liners.  Bake, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18 minutes.  Let cool in the pans 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Beat on medium-high speed until well combined and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.  Mix in the vanilla extract. Add the cocoa powder. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar until totally incorporated, increase the speed and then beat until smooth.  Add milk to desired consistency.  


Frost cooled cupcakes as desired. (I used a large, unlabeled star tip to frost these cupcakes.)


Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. They look delicious. Thanks for the recipe

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  2. The cupcakes look awesome. I made your red velvet cupcakes for a church dinner we had a few weeks ago and I came home with an empty plate. Everybody loved them. Thanks for sharing and hope your wrist gets to feeling better.

    Sharon

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  3. These look yummy Robyn,

    Thanks for sharing your pictures and ideas.

    Luria

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  4. They're so pretty! I hope your hand/ wrist feels better soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  5. love it. to bad you don't have the recipie in grams and c degree. I have no clue what you are talking about now :)

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  6. Robyn, prayers that your wrist heals quick. Thank you for sharing another yummy recipe. I just wish mine looked some what as pretty as your's do.

    Feel better, Hugs, Lori m

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  7. Wow Robyn, these look Super Yummy and I'm not really a chocolate lover. Hope your hand gets better soon. You may even become ambidextrous in the process. Smooches... Felicia

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  8. Ooo, those cupcakes look sooo yummy. How is your wrist doing? Take care.

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  9. WOW is all I have to say LOL my mouth is watering : )! I hope your wrist heals very soon! I know how frustrating it is to have a sprain! I am very prone to them, because of weak wrists and ankles!

    Happy Crafting,
    Melinda

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  10. Wow!! Those look super yummy!!

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  11. Great job! Your photography has definitely improved, these are beautiful!

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  12. Those look delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope your hand and wrist are back to normal soon.

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  13. Chocolate. Yummie! Wish I could have one. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  14. Wow. I have all the ingredients and guess I can try it out. I wondered if I leave out the cocoa powder would they be a different flavor. Ok maybe I shouldn't experiment. How your doing better. Thanks for posting.

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  15. Mic mairaic@yahoo.com.br2/27/2012 11:35 AM

    Yummy,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe(specially typing with one hand LOL). I'm going to try it for my son's b-day on Wednesday. I hope your hand and wrist heal back to normal soon.

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  16. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! Looks yummy!

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  17. Oh thank you for this yummy looking recipe,or not, I will need lots of will power on these. speedy recovery!!

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  18. Oh my gosh! I want to lick the screen. These look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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  19. OMG!Please send a few cupcakes my way!LOL Thx for sharing!Get lots of rest and get better...

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  20. You're becoming quite the baker!!! Beautiful! They look delicious

    Dorcas

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  21. YEAH! I was searching for a good choco cupcake recipe! They look delicious! I don't know how you did it one handed though...you're amazing! Heal up quick :) HUGS!!!

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  22. Those LOOK Just Fabulous will try those this weekend...Thanks a BUNCH

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  23. Momof4inArlington2/27/2012 7:47 PM

    These look exquisite! If possible, I think the one-handed version looks even better than your full-capacity cupcakes!

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  24. Those cupcakes sure do look really good! Hope your hand heals quickly, and I'm ging to have to try out your recipe :)

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  25. Oh my, double chocolate cupcake goodness---those look terrific! Hope you heal soon Robyn!!!

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  26. These look great even with one good hand Robyn. Thanks for sharing your recipie with us. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for you
    Shanna

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  27. How can you stay on track with eating right with all those cupcakes around??? You must have some awesome will power! I hope your wrist heals quickly!

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  28. Oh yummy! Seriously how do you keep on your weight loss program and make these wonderful cupcakes. I think I gained a pound just looking at them. LOL

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  29. These look delicious. Share with us how you get the icing to look so great!!

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  30. This icing recipe sounds delish! Robyn...you are killing me with all the cupcake recipes you have here and on Pinterest. I'll keep "collecting" recipes and avoid the temptation of making them. I'll eat vicariously through you. :)

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  31. Robin,
    You make the best looking cupcakes!!! Thanks for the recipe :-)

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  32. super mom u r...free2bead@yahoo.com

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  33. I'd give anything for my cupcakes to look like that! LOL Beautiful!

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