Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

To celebrate my friend Katharine Keaton’s birthday on New Year’s Day, I made some awesome chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. She told me she wanted chocolate, so after doing a little research, I decided on the chocolate cake recipe from Hershey’s . Several of my favorite cooks and bloggers said after trying multiple recipes, this one is the best. I mean, there is a reason this exact recipe has been on the Hershey’s box for over 50 years!

So, here’s to you KK, Happy Birthday!

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For the cake, you’ll need:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

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In a bowl stir sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt all together.

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Mix it up nice and good.

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Next, add milk, eggs, oil and vanilla. If you have a hand mixer, beat for 2min. Otherwise, mix until smooth.

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Stir in the boiling water.

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The batter will be really thin. That’s ok.

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Place into cupcakes and bake for 22-25min at 350 degrees.

While those are baking, let’s get started on the frosting.

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You’ll need:
8oz of cream cheese
1 stick of butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

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In bowl, beat cream

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cheese and butter together until fluffy. If you have a hand mixer that will come in really handy right about now. I did it by hand… It takes a while and your arm will probably feel like it is going to fall off but you can do it! If you let your butter and cream cheese come to room temperature that will make this process easier.

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Nice and fluffy.

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Now, mix in the powdered sugar one cup at time.

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Keep on mixing until fully incorporated.

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Add in the two teaspoons of vanilla. Give it a little taste test. If you prefer it sweeter, add just a tad more.

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Beautiful and creamy!

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I added some blue food coloring because KK loves blue! Add just a few drops at time, mix then check the color. You want to use a little food color as possible to avoid that processed taste.

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Let these babies cool completely.

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Now get to frosting!

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I thought KK needed a light blue with frosting with pearl sprinkles because she is fancy and needs fancy cupcakes.

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Enjoy! Happy Birthday Katharine!

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2 Comments

  1. katharineketon January 3, 2012

    My favorite cupcakes EVER! So gorgeous and delicious.

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