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Chocolate Cupcakes, Anyone?

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This week's Cupcake of the Week is chocolate. Big surprise!  I love me a good chocolate cupcake and this one is a winner.  Make some for yourself and see. I "heart" cupcakes.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and coffee. 
    Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. 
    In a small saucepan, melt chocolate with cream over low heat; stir until blended. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until mixture reaches spreading consistency, stirring occasionally. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 14 cupcakes.



This looks absolutely delicious and so romantic!

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