One bowl. Well, two actually… including the icing.
But seriously; you are two bowls away from having chocolate cupcakes.
You should make these because it’s Friday; Friday is a perfect reason for cupcakes.
Share them with someone. Or don’t…
I didn’t share today. I was grumpy. And hungry. Whatevs.
Wait, sharing with you counts… right?
It does. yes yes. I made these for you.
For us. I like you guys like that.
Really. I do.
I do, really.
Guess what else I did? Again, totally for US.
…I skipped the gym.
I skipped yoga, too.
Then ate 3 of these chocolate buttercream beauties; just to make sure they were good enough to share with you.
Then I ate one more; just to be extra positive they were delightful and perfectly indulgent.
FYI- dancing around your kitchen while baking does burn calories; if you worry about those type of things.
Who needs a firm tush anyways?
I ignore things like this; denial is a lovely little island I live on. I have no future plans of moving; I quite like it here.
Come sail away with me.
Here at Denial Island we serve cupcakes whenever you please.
One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes– Allrecipes.com
Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting– BakerByNature- hey… that’s me!
For the cake-
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease and flour two cupcake tins.
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water. Just to warn you, the batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
Bake 15 to 22 minutes in preheated oven, or until the cupcake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting-
3 cups of confectioners sugar
1 cup+2 Tbsp butter, @ room temperature
3 tsp evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix butter and confectioners sugar on low until they begin to blend into one another; then add evaporated milk and vanilla, increase speed and blend for 2 minutes.