Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Chocolate Cupcakes

chocolate cupcake

Offspring3 and I made these for my dad’s birthday.

We used the Chocolatetown Special Cake Recipe (we made half the recipe, yield was 15 cupcakes…we used butter (not shortening) and cake flour (not regular flour)), and then topped it with Quick Chocolate Frosting. Both of these recipes are from a soft cover cookbook, Hershey’s Chocolate Cookbook, which I bought from Current many years ago (copyright date is 1989).

Over the years, I have modified the recipe for the frosting. Here is my version:

Quick Chocolate Frosting:

  • 4 blocks (4 ounces) unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar (1 pound box)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk

In large bowl, melt baking chocolate and butter in the microwave, stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla. Blend in milk, beat to spreading consistency. (Add extra milk if necessary)

The frosting hardens (like fudge) quickly. Spread FAST. I usually add a little more milk and make it a little soft for spreading.

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