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Chocolate Cupcakes

This classic recipe is simply amazing. Try sitting down with a glass of cold milk and see if you can eat just one! —Marlene Martin, Country Harbour Mines, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large 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 water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate frosting and multi-colored sprinkles

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake (calculated without frosting and decorations): 157 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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