Indulge On National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Chocolate tells us how easy it is to make one of our favorite sweet guilty pleasures! Today, Friday October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Let’s bake and celebrate!

What To Get:

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 

What To Do:

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 bowl.  Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.

Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.

Frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool.

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