Never Fail Chocolate Cupcakes- Mom's

Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

Mom knew this recipe by heart. She made them often for us kids back in the 1950's. She used different icings (chocolate, white, strawberry, peanut butter) or served them with fresh strawberries (or raspberries) and whipped cream.

So good and easy, too.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 large
egg
1/2 c
cocoa
1/2 c
shortening, softened but not completely melted
1 1/2 c
cake flour
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper liners in muffin cups.

Place ingredients in mixer bowl in order given and beat well to mix. Pour into muffin cups to about 2/3-3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done (test with toothpick). Cool on wire rack and serve with icing or whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes