Looking for Chocolate Cupcake Recipe with White Frosting

Updated on April 14, 2010
J.R. asks from Geneva, IL
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Hello moms, my son is turning two this weekend and I am making cupcakes. I usually am not a baker. I really don't like the spongy store bought cupcakes and am looking for a good, tried and true chocolate cupcake recipe that is heavy and moist and gets rave reviews every time you make them. Also looking for a great frosting recipe. We generally like the thicker and more sugary frostings (similar to a Costco frosting but maybe not quite as sweet). Thanks!

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answers from Dallas on

This is my favorite cake recipe. It's called Crazy cake, it has some strange ingrediants, but the taste is wonderful. They made this cake during the depression.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold water
1.Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.
2.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

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answers from Dallas on

A yummy and easy frosting mix is buttercream frosting. equal parts of shortening (Crisco) and real butter, whip together. Add powdered sugar until about the right consistency, then add a Tsp of either almond flavoring or vanilla flavoring (sometimes I use lemon flavoring for just a touch of a zing). Then add a few TBLS of milk to make it creamy and whip it up. You can refridgerate it, take it out and let it sit for a little while, and use your mixture to whip it up again.

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answers from St. Louis on

I have found that whatever recipe you choose the key is let your egg and butter or margarine sit on the counter for an hour before you make your cake or cupcakes. These 2 ingredients need to be at room temperature to prevent a crumbly and dry cake! (a cold egg makes it crumbly and cold butter makes it too dry)

My favorite:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla

stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter on medium to high speed for 30 sec. Add sugar; beat until well combined. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Add dry mixture and 1 1/4 cups water alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour into greased or lined muffin cups filling them half full. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes 30 cupcakes.

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answers from Chicago on

I don't have a particular recipe I use but I get a lot of baking recipes from www.allrecipes.com.

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answers from Detroit on

I would think any good cookbook would have a cake recipe to fit your wishes. The frosting sounds like an eggwhite frosting. You'll need eggwhites, sugar (or whatever sweetener you use), cream of tarter (spice section of store) and some water. Gosh it's been so long since I made it....but it's usually included in good cookbooks too. You need vanilla extract for that too. Is it called seafoam frosting???? Nice and white



answers from Dallas on

The secret ingredient to moist cupcakes (or cakes) is not homemade. For chocolate cupcakes, get any store bought mix and add instant chocolate pudding to the mix. They are moist and fluffy. I get rave reviews every time! There are many frosting recipes on-line. Just google what you are looking for, I'm sure you will find what your family likes best. Have fun!



answers from Detroit on

Some of the best, most moist chocolate cake I've ever made (and I've made boxed and scratch) happened to be a couple of months ago I was in a hurry and made Choc cupcakes from Duncan Hines/Moist Deluxe -- I think they were Chocolate Fudge flavor. Just be sure not to over cook and they were wonderful! I topped with homemade buttercream -- similar to the recipe already listed here (equal parts Butter and Crisco - I used the butter flavored Crisco and powdered sugar -- the key there is to mix the butter and crisco together with your beaters, add vanilla & salt and then add the sugar 1/2 cup at a time, beating everytime, it makes it lighter -- add the milk at the end and beat again.)
here are the measurements
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 pinch salt
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



answers from Detroit on

Ok Pillsbury Super moist chocolate or devil food flavor. Its cheap and gets rave reviews get the Butter cream wipped frosting too not sure if its pillsbury or duncan hines.



answers from Detroit on

Chocoloate cake mix from Gordons Food Service...amazing! I would never have thought to try this but I was making a crocodile cake for my 4yo and knew I would need a large batch of mix so a friend recommended Gordons. It was so good! Especially if you need to make a larger batch of cupcakes. The back of the box gives the recipe 2 ways, with just adding water or with egg and oil...I went with the egg/oil recipe and the cake turned out great!!

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