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Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup sugar (175 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour (150 g)
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (50 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the frosting

  • 4 cups sifted powered sugar (450 g)
  • 6 tablespoons room temperature butter (85 g)
  • 1/4 cup shortening (50 g)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (50 g)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In one mixing bowl stir together the wet ingredients (sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla).
  • In another mixing bowl stir together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa and espresso).
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir together.
  • Slowly add the buttermilk.
  • Pour batter into the cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes. Immediately remove cupcakes to cool on cooling rack.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes with frosting.