Saturday, June 12, 2010

17 Candles... Devils Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Last week I went to my Granddaughter's to celebrate her 17th!!!! birthday.  I can't believe that she is 17!!! I asked her what kind of cupcakes she wanted, and of course she said chocolate.  Here she is with 17 candles on one cupcake!!! We thought that we might have to get the fire extinguisher ready. I adapted the Devils Food Chocolate Cake recipe on Chockylit by adding mini chocolate chip morsels to make them extra chocolaty with chocolate butter cream frosting.  Because these were traveling cupcakes, I left them unfrosted and my Granddaughter and I frosted them when I got there.  She loves to bake, when she has time.  I started baking with her when she was 18 mos. old, so I hope that she's a future foodie!

Devils Food Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes/350 degree oven

2c. flour
2c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter (1 stick room temp)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 c mini chocolate chip morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Measure all ingredients  except eggs and chocolate morsels in mixing bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, beat on high again  for 2 minutes.
5. Stir in chocolate morsels. until mixed.

Measure out into cupcake pan with liners, using a 2" ice cream scoop for filling.  Bake for about 15-20 min. until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan slightly and then transfer to a rack to cool completely before

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.

1 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 cocoa
4 c. confectioner's sugar
1/4 c. milk, more or less

1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
2. Add cocoa and 1c. sugar to butter mixture and beat until incorporated
3. Add half of the milk and remainder of sugar and beat until incorporated.
4. Continue to add milk until you get desired consistency



  1. Hi Becky, pleased to meet you. I have been partnered with you for Taste & Create this month, and I chose to make these cupcakes. They were delicious, thanks! My post is here:

  2. Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts.
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  3. That cocoa powder gives perfect essence of chocolate, I loved the tip. Thanks.


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