I’m terrible about remembering to document my steps… so this will only have photos of the finished product… hopefully I’ll get the hang of this blogging thing soon! 😳
I made the cupcake recipe as was published (the link is below). It was fine. I wasn’t super wowed by it, but it will do the job as a basic chocolate cupcake.
I did not, however, use their frosting recipe; I used my own (which I will include below). Overall a pretty good combination. Be aware that my frosting recipe uses less sugar than many standard recipes call for, so it will be a somewhat tangy frosting, especially with the addition of the cocoa powder.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 Sticks of butter (softened at room temperature)
- 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
- 1.5 cups of powdered sugar
- 2.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- .5 cup of cocoa powder
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Mix well after the addition of each of the following ingredients: add vanilla, add powdered sugar, add cocoa powder (for a swirl frosting — as pictured — remove 1/2 the frosting before adding the cocoa powder).
*If you want a more sweet frosting add an extra .5 cup of powdered sugar to the recipe above.