Tuesday, December 15, 2009

National Cupcake Day


 

Here is a sweet recipe to celebrate the National Cupcake Day. Enjoy! 

~ Chocolate Cupcake Recipe ~

Ingredients:

• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 3/4 cup water
• 2 large eggs
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 4 ounces melted unsweetened  baking chocolate

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • Combine all ingredients into large mixing bowl.  Mix at low speed for 30 seconds and scrape the bowl.  Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full with batter.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  • Frost and decorate when chocolate cupcakes cooled completely. Enjoy in good company!


Recipe source here
Image credit here