Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Cupcake

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter Softened (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Water

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 8oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2oz Dark Chocolate Melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Cream or Half & Half

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add room temperature eggs (cracked open in a separate bowl), one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, combine sifted flour, sifted cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk and water. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and water, beating well after each addition.
Step 4
Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 5
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter & cream cheese until smooth. Add in sifted confectioners' sugar until smooth, melted chocolate, cream, vanilla and salt until smooth.
Step 6
Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. Frost and top with sprinkles, chocolate chips or any other garnish of your choice. And enjoy!
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