Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa Frosting

This is a fantastic chocolate cake recipe. It's from Susie Fishbein's Kosher Palette Cookbook.  Our family has made it a hundred times but typically as a bundt cake.  I've never made it into cupcakes though so I wanted to give it a try and it was still perfect! It was originally a non-dairy recipe but I used regular milk because it didn't matter if it was dairy or not when I was making it.  If you prefer non dairy, just substitute the milk for non-dairy creamer or soy milk.  This cake is super moist and chocolately and not too sweet which is great because this frosting recipe is super sweet!  Perfect combination!


2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl, stirring until well blended. Add milk, oil, vanilla and eggs; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Fold in boiling water with a spoon or rubber spatula. (the batter will be very thin and runny) Pour into cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For frosting: with electric mixer, beat together melted butter and cocoa powder until combined and smooth.  Add milk and vanilla, beat until throughly mixed.  Now add powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Cool cupcakes completely before frosting!


  1. These look SO good. I am such a sucker for chocolate cupcakes. Stumbled from Something Swanky!
    Camille @
    PS We have a link party every Saturday- we would love to have you come share some of your great ideas with us!!

  2. Yum! Stumbled from Something Swanky.



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