Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes

These are so good that it's a bit ridiculous. They are deeeeelicious. I am thinking - yearningly - of the one lone cupcake left in the kitchen, the one intended for my son. Bad mama.

They're also really easy, unlike convincing your son that he should let you eat his last cupcake. If you don't bake much, this is a nice recipe to try. Just read through the recipe first and make sure you have everything you need before you get started.

Preheat your oven to 375.
Line 2 cupcake trays - so 24 cupcakes altogether - with paper cupcake liners.
Get out a big (reasonably big. Don't go crazy looking for a giant vat) bowl and your electric mixer. If you have a stand mixer, you can use that. If you don't have either, you can just stir everything together with a spoon.
Mix together:
1/2 cup softened butter
and
1 1/2 cups sugar.
Add:
2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Now mix in - in THIS ORDER:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk.

Stir it together first so flour doesn't fly everywhere, and then mix it all together. Fill the paper-lined muffin cups until they're 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes. (you can tell they're cooked when you can stick a toothpick into one of the center cupcakes and it comes out clean, not covered in batter.) Let them cool down and decorate.

6 comments:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Yum! I'm not eating dessert anymore, but my boys would love these. I don't have any buttermilk, so it won't be today, but I'm thinking these cupcakes with mocha frosting and valentine sprinkles would be the ticket next week.

Hairline Fracture said...

Oooh thank you! I wanted to make homemade chocolate cupcakes for the baby's birthday and these sound perfect!

What kind of frosting do you use? I need something (buttercream?) I can tint green so I can decorate the cupcakes like mini football fields.

Pieces said...

NUM!

Jennifer said...

Jack's birthday is tomorrow, the
12th, and he wants chocolate cupcakes. I just knew I would strike it rich here - I just had to find you, first! Thankfully, you came up with the perfect name for THIS blog, at least! ;)

On a totally unrelated note - I steamed some veggies today in an attempt to be "deceptively delicious" with my recipes for the aforesaid 6 year old... and now the house smells like the FISH that I last steamed in that steamer. He's walking around holding his breath and I'm not feeling hopeful...

Jennifer said...

I gave you a nod today at my blog - the cupcakes were DIVINELY scrumptious. And I found the perfect frosting for them, too - simple but perfect. I'm serious, those cupcakes were the best chocolate cupcakes I've ever had. I loved the texture and the flavor both - and the kids did, too, so two thumbs up over here!
THANKS!
Jen

Chastains said...

I jumped off Jennifer's blog and made this cupcakes for my family for valentine's day! Can I just say OH MY, they were fantastic! thank you!