Sunday, March 20, 2011

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing (recipe courtesy of the Neelys)

1 & 1/4 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 large yolks
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 stick butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
4 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.

3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, yolks and sugar together. Add the melted butter, vanilla and buttermilk to the mixture.

4. Add the dry ingredients gradually into the batter. Mix until smooth. It will appear light and fluffy.

5. Ladle and divide the batter evenly among muffin cups and bake for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool on a wire rack.

6. For the frosting: beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add powdered sugar slowly while mixing in melted chocolate and vanilla.

7. Frost cupcakes and ENJOY!!!

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