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One Dozen Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

One Dozen Yellow Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Easy & Delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: baked goods
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

  • For Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • For Frosting:
  • 4 tablespoon salted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, milk, baking powder and salt until thoroughly combined. Do not overmix.
  • Spoon batter into cupcake liners until 3/4 full. Do not over fill.
  • Bake for 16 - 20 minutes or until tops spring back when pressed or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes rest in pan for a few minutes before removing to wire rack.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • For Frosting:
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter.
  • Add in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Beat, scraping sides, until creamy and combined.
  • If you would like frosting a little stiffer, beat in additional powdered sugar until you reach desired consistency.
  • Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.