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Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
40 mins

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 ¼ cups GF all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 8 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

  • 3 to 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Makes about 24 cupcakes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  3. Add the butter to the bowl, and then add in the oil. 
  4. Add the pure vanilla extract, milk, and water to the bowl, and mix well. 
  5. Add the eggs to the bowl, and mix well. 
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Let the cupcakes cool.
  9. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, pure vanilla extract, and milk to make the buttercream frosting. Mix well. Start with 3 cups of powdered sugar and if you need more, then add another ½ cup. If you want more frosting, you can double the amounts for the frosting recipe.
  10. Frost the chocolate cupcakes with the buttercream frosting. 
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Gluten-free chocolate cupcakes ready to frost
Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting and chocolate sprinkles
Eating Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting and Rainbow Sprinkles
A bite of Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Dish Type:
Dessert, Cupcakes
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