St. Patrick’s Day Butter Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.

3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with your favorite frosting when cool.

Butter Cream Frosting Recipe

      Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pound (3 2/3 cups) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk (optional)

IMG_1136Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until smooth.
  2. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth. If too thick to spread, beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.

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3. Then frost and decorate with green sprinkles and green shamrocks!

Want to learn how to frost a cupcake like a pro? Check out this great online tutorial on “how to frost the perfect cupcake.” 

http://www.lifeasastrawberry.com/cupcakes-102-how-to-frost-the-perfect-cupcake/

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