Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

4 Oct

egg yolk days

When my cousin wanted chocolate cupcakes for his 9th birthday, I knew I had to make the best chocolate cupcakes ever. These chocolate cupcakes combine my favorite chocolate buttercream recipe with my new favorite, ultra simple chocolate cake recipe. I wanted to really make them over-the-top chocolaty so I filled them with chocolate pudding. He told me, “This is the best cupcake I’ve had in my life!” and I knew I did a job well done.

Ingredients
The cake
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

The frosting
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp table salt
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate, cooled

The filling

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