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old fashioned chocolate cupcakes

Recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

These cupcakes are light, moist and delicious!

yield 1 dozen
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old fashioned chocolate cupcakes

  • for the cupcakes:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 oz. applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz. chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • for the cream cheese frosting:
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

How To Make old fashioned chocolate cupcakes

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    For the Cupcakes: Preheat Oven 350 degrees: In a bowl combine flour, cocoa baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a food processor combine butter and sugar and process until smooth. Add the eggs, 4 oz. of chocolate pieces and vanilla. Add half of the flour mixture and ½ of the milk. Process and add the other half of the flour and the remainder of the milk. Slowly, add the hot water. Grease and fill muffin tins to top. Bake 20 25 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean. Let Cool. For the Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine all of the above in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate. Frost cupcakes as you use them.