Double Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes!

14 Oct

Start with your favorite from scratch chocolate cake or box mix. If you do want to use a box mix be sure to read my blog Lazy Cakes about making a box cake taste richer. I’ll include my basic chocolate cake recipe if you don’t have your own favorite.

Cake

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions:

Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately before adding the dry into the wet 1/3 at a time. Reserve the boiling water for the end and stir it in by hand. Bake 18-23 mins for cupcakes!

Frosting

  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 kg icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla

Simply mix one standard size package of butter to one standard size package of icing sugar. If it becomes a little thick add a splash of cream until you achieve your desired consistency.

For finishing touches garnish your cupcakes with a strawberry that has been sliced and then fanned! If you wanted to you could also fill this cupcake with strawberry mousse or strawberry jam!

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