Chocolate

chocolate, cupcake., recipe

I love chocolate. I love cupcakes. I love food. I love to make food. I love to EAT food.  This whole shabang is so atypical for a fashunnn blogger…(even though I don’t consider myself one.)  The fashion industry isn’t the poster child for yummy treats, but for small sizes, skinny legs, and body shaming. But the reality is, you can’t get away from food; its a part of EVERYONE’s life. And hello, eating food is healthy and it makes people happy! (talk about HANGRY= hungry-angry)  Food and drink is a central part of fun and celebrations.   Think parties, birthdays, going out to dinner… If good food makes everything better, then chocolate cupcakes make everything euphoric!!  Everyone needs some of that!

I made chocolate cupcakes w/ chocolate frosting and I’ve come to SHAARRRRREEEEEE!! Because, I love chocolate and a good pair of shoes as much as the next girl. Heheee.

 ^^ PJK dress (old) ^^ ugh, my hair ISN’T in the frosting. I PROMISE! ^^ 
Chocolate Cake 
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour 
2 tbsp cornstarch 
3/4 cups cocoa powder 
2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt 
4 eggs
1/2 stick melted butter 
1/2 cup vegetable oil 
3 tsp vanilla extract 
1 1/4 cups water 
Mix the dry ingredients, then add eggs, oil, butter and vanilla.  Beat till smooth. 
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes in cupcake pan with liners. 

I got the recipe here and took out the espresso powder and substituted some of the vegetable oil for melted butter to keep the cake moist.  I dislike the taste of vegetable oil so very much!  Especially in cake.  I added more vanilla too!  In hindsight, I’d probably substitute either some of the water or vegetable oil for buttermilk.  It makes the cake more moist. 

Frosting
1 stick of butter
2- 21/2 cups of confectioners sugar (add more for sweeter taste)
2/3 cups of cocoa powder 
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/3 cup of milk 
Melt the butter in the micro.  Mix it with the cocoa powder in big mixing bowl
Beat mixture alternating milk and confectioners sugar. 
Then, add vanilla
This is my favorite chocolate frosting!!! I got the recipe here but opted out for less confectioner sugar because I didn’t want it too sweet.  And, I got heavy handed with the vanilla like I always do. 
 ^^^ ENJOY! ^^
xx

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