Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting


I hate naps.


I’d rather walk around like a complete zombie and wish the time away until bedtime before lying down and taking an afternoon nap.

In lieu of an afternoon snooze session I will clean the house, read a book, catch up on some serious Facebook stalking…or, I”ll bake.

Last Sunday’s choice:  made from scratch chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting.  This isn’t your traditional chocolate cupcake with frosting either.  I threw in almond flavoring to add just a hint of almond without being too overpowering.  They were perfect.


Choc Cupcakes w.buttercream frosting


Step 1

Cream together the butter, sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, vanilla and almond flavoring and mix well.




Step 2

Add dry ingredients and mix, but not all at once.  I suggest half at a time unless you want flour all over.   Trust me.

Once dry ingredients are mixed well, add chocolate chips and stir.




Step 3

Bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.




Step 4

Time for the best part – the butter cream frosting (once cupcakes are cool).  Mix together butter, vanilla and almond extract, milk and powdered sugar.




Step 5

Top cupcakes with frosting using any method you prefer.  I used my Pampered Chef tool.  Love that thing.


Chocolate Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting


Chocolate Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting


Chocolate Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting





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