Vanilla Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Frosting

I’m so glad its spring! You know what reminds me of spring? Cupcakes. I don’t know why but they feel very spring-like to me. Cupcakes are fun. Today, I made these cupcakes with my friend. We made them for a birthday celebration! My friend and I think that the cupcake and frosting go well together. The cake is buttery and the frosting is rich. They are delicious! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

1
Preheat oven to 350Β°.
2
Grease and lightly flour three 9 inch round cake pans, then line the bottoms with waxed paper.
3
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
4
Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
5
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6
Combine the flours and add in four parts, alternating with the milk and the vanilla extract, beating well after each addition.
7
Divide batter among the cake pans.
8
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
9
Let cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
10
Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
11
If you’re making cupcakes, line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
12
Spoon the batter into the cups about three-quarters full.
13
Bake until the tops spring back when lightly touched, about 20 to 22 minutes.
14
Remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely on a rack before icing.

Icing ingredients:

3/4 cups of cocoa
4 cups of powdered sugar (I use 2 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup of butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Directions:

Mix cocoa and sugar together first; add remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/magnolia-bakerys-vanilla-birthday-cake-and-frosting-139518?oc=linkback and http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,166,145171-234207,00.html

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I really recommend these! They are great!

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