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Friday, June 29, 2012

Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

Sometimes I just crave a plain chocolate cupcake...these are just the thing that satisfies that craving. They are moist and rich and DIVINE!...AND ADORABLE!

Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

2 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1 1/2 cubes butter
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking soda
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 t. coconut extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk

In a medium bowl combine flour and cocoa, whisk. Set aside. In another bowl cream together butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla and coconut extract, beat until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes). Add eggs and beat. Slowly combine dry ingredient, altering with milk. Beat until combined. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners. SPRAY liners with cooking spray and fill each liner approximately 2/3 full. Bake 15-17 minutes or until done. Cool completely and frost with Creamy Frosting (recipe below). 

Creamy Frosting:

2 lbs powdered sugar 
3/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. milk
4 T vanilla

Mix all ingredient together until its light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and decorate with shaved chocolate. 


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