Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

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This past weekend was my little girl’s 5th bday. I knew she wanted cupcakes since lately she has been obsessed with them, for her bday she wanted two cupcake books, a cupcake purse and cupcake stickers. Hmm.. a love for baked good,  I wonder where she gets this from?? She did have a special request, “I want chocolate cupcakes, with chocolate frosting but, with purple sprinkles(her fav color). No problem little one.

 Well the morning of her bday, my hubby thought it would be a great idea to take her to those pizza places where they have token machines for the games–you know the ones. I was hesitant at first, it’s Saturday those places get packed, and not to mention the pizza taste like cardboard. She quickly became excited, “ya let’s go, she says,” So we arrive there and it’s PACKED!! I mean packed where there was at least five hundred bday parties, count in all those guests and you get the picture. So we placed our order,  found a greasy table far away from the bday parties and waited for our order. Hubby then wants to know how much cash I had to get tokens, oh my the games-everyone pushing and shoving to win at games just to get these little tickets that allow you to purchase small toys. So after we eat, we slowly walk to the game area, me silently hoping the games she wants to play are not broken. They always seem to be broken when we go.

At first she wanted to ride the carousel.. cool I can do that. Then she wants to play some weird game where you pull down the lever like your fishing if you catch a fish you win tickets. She wins two tickets and is so happy-”Mommy you try!” I pull the lever and what??? forty tickets?? I never win anything. After that is was so on, I was like a crazy, starved lunatic playing for those tickets. Oh my, I hope I didn’t push any kids, in my attempt to pillage for tickets. Hubby quickly left my side, it was really bad, embarrassing but me and my daughter were having so much fun and WE WERE WINNING TICKETS!!!

Well long story short- Together we made a killing- so I thought. We walk up to the counter were you pick out your prize and I was so eyeing the big prizes, when he says “okay you can pick from the bottom shelf,” What the bottom shelf? That’s where they stash the crap, you know the crap that instantly breaks while your opening it, the stuff that really has no use. “Oh mommy look at all the neat stuff,” Oh man, the innocence of a five year old, “I know, how cool-what do you want?” Well she came out with a whoopee cushion, a top, two bracelets and a set of fake teeth. Hubby was laughing when we got into the truck, “With the money you spent on those tokens-you could of bought her something really nice at the toy store.” Funny- right?no.. it was his idea. Well she had a good time and the fun part is we had these little babies to come home to,  I found these on The Cupcake Blog, from chockylit. These were moist and the frosting was just “sweet”, they taste even better the next day.  These little cakes of happiness were exactly what I needed after a day of working hard for those tickets, man I was tired. Enjoy!!  Oh ya if you haven’t played with a whoopee cushion in awhile, you really should– too hilarious!!

 
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Devil’s Food Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream 62
by chockylit
cupcakeblog.com
Cupcakes
makes 24
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Measure out everything but the eggs directly into your mixing bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high for two minutes.
4. Add eggs and beat on high again for two minutes.
Measure out into cupcake pan, lined with cupcake papers. A 2inch ice cream scoop works great for this.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to a rack to cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Buttercream
enough to lightly frost 24 cupcakes
1 stick of butter
1/2 cocoa
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk
1. Beat butter on high for 30 seconds until soft.
2. Add cocoa and 1 cup of sugar and beat until incorporated
3. Add half of the milk and the remainder of the sugar and beat until incorporated.
4. Continue to add milk until you get the consistency you want.
Frost your cupcakes.
 

 

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