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devils food cupcakes

Who doesn’t like a great chocolate cupcake? This recipe is from my cookbook Picture Perfect Parties, and I have to say that my Devils Food cupcakes are the bomb. I thought this would be a really fun way to start the week! Happy March everyone! 2014-03-02_10-05-27

Devils Food Cup Cakes

Makes 36 cupcakes

For the cupcakes you will need:

– ½ cup water
– 1 cup high quality cocoa powder
– 3 sticks butter softened (1 ½ cups)
– 2 cups sugar
– 4 eggs beaten
– 1 tablespoon vanilla
– ¼ cup canola oil
– 1 cup sour cream
– 3 cups all purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

For the chocolate frosting:

– 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
– 7 tablespoons high quality cocoa
– 1 stick of butter softened
– 6 tablespoons evaporated milk

Cake Preparation:

In the microwave place water, then place cocoa powder in hot water, set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In the bowl of a standing mixer (fitted with a paddle blade) place butter and sugar and combine until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, add vanilla and oil and sour cream, then add cocoa mixture, beat on medium speed until combined.

In a bowl mix flour and baking soda and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture on slow speed until combined. Add chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into muffin tins, lined with cupcake liners fill liner until ¾ full. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until a pick is inserted and comes out clean cool and then frost.

Frosting Preparation:

Sift sugar and cocoa together in a bowl and set aside.

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle, cream butter, add sugar cocoa mixture slowly to the butter alternately with the evaporated milk, until fluffy.

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