Classic And Super Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Tried this recipe last week and it was really good and I must say nothing tastes better than a cake made from scratch.  And nothing tastes better than anything made with real butter!  This recipe can be used for either cake or cupcakes.

My mom purchased thes beautiful princess pieces for our daughter to have when she has her friends over.  Well first day back to school from the Christmas break was tough for her so what better way to welcome her home.  A princess party!  Nana, once again to the rescue!!!  Even the boys were excited but did insist on eating the princesses with the blue dresses!

Hope you enjoy this delicous recipe!


3/4 cup salted butter

3 eggs

2 cups flour

3/4 cups cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

2 cups sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups of milk


allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Pre heat oven to 350.  lightly grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan or line 24 cupcake holders.

In medium bowl stir flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Gradually add sugar beating on medium speed until well mixed.  Scrape side of bowl and continue to beat for two minutes on medium speed.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.

Alternately add flour mixture and milk to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.  Beat on medium to high speed for 20 seconds more.  Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 12-15 minutes (cupcakes) or 35 to 40 minutes (cake) until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan.  Us my Icing On The Cake recipe below and store in the refrigerator.

Icing on The Cake

Icing is the best part to any cake or cupcakes.  This is a very simple recipe and it is the perfect amount to ice 24 cupcakes or an 8 inch round double layer cake.  I will beg  you to purchase ONLY pure vanilla extract and salted REAL butter for this recipe.  I swear there will be no regrets.  Here we go.


3/4 cups of butter

3 3/4 cups of icing sugar

3 tbsp milk

1 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract


Mix milk and pure vanilla extract in a tiny bowl and add to remaining ingredients and mix well.


Makes 2 1/2 cups


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