Recipe Time!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Dreamy Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting 

 

For the Cake: (From the recipe book Chocolate Bar)
(I’ve also used this chocolate cake recipe in the mini cupcakes here and chocolate/mint cupcakes here

  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened nonalkalized cocoa powder (So far, Ghiardelli cocoa powder has been the best bet.)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda (NOTE THE DIFFERENCE.)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 2/3 cup sour cream, room temp
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup corn oil
  • 1 1/4 cups cold (or ice) water

Preheat to 350 – bake cupcakes for 19-22 minutes
Recipe Yields about 24-30 cupcakes 

  • Mix dry ingredients (flours sugars, baking soda, powder, cocoa and salt) in a bowl, set aside.
  • Mix sour cream, eggs and vanilla until well blended. 
  • Melt the butter, then mix in the water and corn oil. Put this mixture into the sour cream mixture, and mix together. 
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients. Pour into cupcake cups and bake those suckers.

For the Marshmallow Frosting (Found on BakedBree

  • 1 jar of marshmallow fluff (7oz)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

(Using a stand mixer/hand mixer) Whip the butter, then add the entire jar of fluff and mix for 2 minutes. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix until fully combined and “soft peaks form.” Can I just say I hate this saying? I read it over and over again and it just sounds really uppity. Does anyone else get that?

Anyway, I hope you guys like these. The boys in my household do. I also ran out of marshmallow frosting for my cupcakes, so the next pictures I post will be with bailey’s frosting that I used for the irish car bombs I made two weeks ago. Also, this is my go to chocolate cake recipe. I love it, I’ve perfected it and it always leaves me with nicely risen cupcakes and soft airy cakes. Yum.

Monster Cookies Tomorrow? Too much? Eh, you guys love it anyway.
Ciao! 

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