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Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! by Mae West
That's my philosophy about all things in life!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes

Tomorrow my baby turns 4! I can't believe how time passed so fast! We are throwing him a huge party next saturday which I'll be sharing recipes and photos on this blog , but since the birthday is tomorrow I decided to send cupcakes to preschool! He as any other child I know loves chocolate, so I'll be making chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and very colored sprinkles he picked up at the grocery store.
Chocolate frosting recipe and more pictures in a separate post.

1/2 cup of dutch processed cocoa powder
1 cup of boiling hot water
1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of room temperature butter (1 stick)
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Makes 12 large cupcakes.
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a small mixing bowl mix boiling water and chocolate until completely dissolved , set aside and let it cool.

In a small bowl mix the flour , salt and baking powder. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugar until fluffly. add the eggs one at a time , and then add the flour mixture. Mix all well. Add the chocolate/water mix and slowly fold into it.

Fill 2/3 of cupcake fillers with mixture and bake for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from oven and let them cool down on a wire rack.