Classic Yellow Cupcakes with Fudgey Milk Chocolate Frosting

While making these the other day, I realized something… 

Cupcakes? Yah, they're not my thing. 

I've tried them only a few times. And something ALWAYS seems to turn out wrong… 

the frosting gets messed up. {UHH look at the one to the right.} 
Or the cupcake butts get burnt… 
Or the centers cave in… 

GAHH it's usually a horrible experience that usually involves lots of tears. And screaming. And punching. 

Also… Is it even a legal thing to own a bakery and not be able to make cupcakes? Or at least ones that don't look like they were decorated by a 2 year old? 

Yah… I'll need to work on that.

Yellow Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting
Cupcake recipe from here

Yellow Cupcakes
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a muffin tin with 12 baking cups and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the milk and vanilla and the dry ingredients. Stir until smooth. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before frosting. 

Fudgey Milk Chocolate Frosting
1 c. milk chocolate chunks/chips
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
5 c. powdered sugar

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds so that there are still some chunks left. Stir until the chunks have melted. Add in the milk and powdered sugar. Frost cupcakes as desired. 

A little note about the frosting: This recipe made a LOT of frosting. I assume you could half the recipe and you'd still be good to go. Of course having some extra frosting in the fridge isn't a bad thing :)

The sprinkles missed out on the invite to the party… Whoops.

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  1. Those.look.amazing.

    I am pinning.

  2. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

  3. Those look so delicious! I think I'm going to have to try that frosting recipe...SOON!


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