Friday, July 3, 2009

Chocolate Cupcakes

I decided to make some cupcakes to celebrate Patrick's birthday at dagpleje (daycare). I used this recipe, Chocolate cupcakes from the Joy of Baking website. They were good, but I think they should have been a little bit sweeter. I think next time I will try Magnolia's Chocolate Cupcakes since the Magnolia Bakery is famous for their cupcakes.

I topped them with....

Buttercream Icing

130g room temp butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 Tbs. milk

Cream the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Slowly add the sugar, then the vanilla. Add the milk until desired consistency. May need more or less depending on how thick you want the icing. Refrigerate and can be stored up to 2 weeks. To use after storage, allow to warm at room temp for about 10 minutes then rewhip with mixer.