Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes
A deliciously chocolate, light and fluffy cupcake that is perfect for any occasion
Servings: 24 cupcakes
- 2 cup sugar
- 1 3/4 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup bittersweet cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1 cup of boiling water
Heat oven to 350 F.
Line a muffin tin with liners.
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
Then mix the eggs, oil and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well combined.
Stir espresso powder (this is optional but tasty) into the cup of boiling water and add to the batter.
Stir until it is incorporated. Your batter will be VERY thin and this is ok!
Pour (or ladle) the batter 3/4 the way up into your muffing tins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
When done place on a cooling rack until cool and then you can start to add the buttercream frosting (see below).