Monday, April 18, 2011

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This is a delicious cupcake with an amazing frosting!I have alway been a fan of the chocolate cake and vanilla frosting,but growing up,it was always Betty Crocker.Love Betty,but in my mind,homemade just always tastes better.Plus,these pretty cupcakes lighten up your springtime table.The cupcake liners,flowers,and Easter picks are all available at .

3 sticks of unsalted butter
2-1/4 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
3/4 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. hot water
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 c. sour cream
  In a bowl,mix together the flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt. In another bowl,whisk together the cocoa powder and water until smooth.
   In a saucepan,melt the butter and sugar.Once melted,pour into the bowl of your mixer,and beat 4-5 minutes.Add the eggs,then the vanilla.Add the cocoa mixture.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream,alternating ,beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

   Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.Fill with the chocolate mixture about 3/4 of the way up the liner. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.Remove and cool. Frost with Vanilla Buttercream.

Vanilla Buttercream:
2 sticks of butter,softened
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
6-7 c. powdered sugar
    In the bowl of your mixer,blend together the butter and milk.Add the vanilla.Slowly add 6 cups of powdered sugar.Add the extra cup if you would like your icing a bit thicker.

***Add a drop or two of food coloring to give your icing a more festive look.

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