Looking for a cupcake perfect for birthday parties? This one is sure to be popular among kids and adults.
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 Tablespoons shortening
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
Cream butter and shortening in an electric mixer. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until well blended. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter into muffin tin lined with paper muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Once completely cool, frost with Chocolate Frosting.
Chocolate Frosting: Combine chocolate chips, milk, and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and add vanilla and powdered sugar beating well with a hand mixer. Set saucepan on ice and beat until frosting holds it’s shape and loses it’s gloss. Add a little more milk to make the frosting spreadable.
Yield: 18 cupcakes