Oh my goodness, these are so good. I love homemade frosting and I love moist cupcakes.
So, when I found this recipe, it went on my “to make” list about a month ago.
Finally I made them a few days ago.
The family raved and raved.
Poor Mountain Man only got two of them.
I need to make them again soon.
They’re pretty easy to make and the few extra steps are so worth it.
Here’s the scoop:
The boiling water will create a very moist cupcake in the end. At this point, the batter will feel a little runny, but there is no need to worry. It is supposed to somewhat runny at this point. This step makes the texture of the cupcakes perfect and very moist.
I want to thank Aly at 17 Sirens for sharing this recipe. I did not add coffee as Aly suggests, but I’m sure that would add a nice flavor kick too!
For print out:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 Sticks Softened, unsalted butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (or more to taste)
- 1-2 teaspoons water (optional)
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cupcake tins with paper liners.
- Gently mix together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
- Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla to dry mixture and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water. Your batter should be somewhat runny or pourable.
- Use a ¼ cup measuring cup or liquid measuring cup to scoop out dough. Fill each cupcake liner about halfway full.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
- Vanilla Frosting
- Place your butter in a bowl and mix for a minute to break up the sticks.
- Add powdered sugar a little at a time, completely incorporating into the butter.
- Add vanilla. Mix for 2-3 minutes. If you frosting is too thick, add 1-2 teaspoons of water to thin.
- Frost your cupcakes and ENJOY!
My mom always made homemade frosting but I’ve yet to do it. This makes it tempting. The pics are great!
Mom on the Make says
It really is easy to make the frosting and so worth the homemade taste. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! I’m probably going to make another batch this weekend. 🙂
Katherines Corner says
homemade is always the best. These look delish. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I’m a bit slow getting here xo
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