These rich, homemade chocolate cupcakes are topped with sweet, homemade vanilla frosting and brightly colored sprinkles!
It’s day 6 of the New Year, and I’ve already caved. You knew it had to happen. I’ll be honest with you, I’m amazed I lasted this long.
And, it’s all about moderation, right? For instance, if I eat Greek yogurt pancakes or Lemon Berry Baked Oatmeal, then chocolate is an acceptable weekend treat. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure it’s a written rule or something.
Guys, I’m so on top of things–I had two salads the other day. TWO. I deserve all the chocolate for that decision.
And, how pretty are these chocolate cupcakes with those sprinkles?! Don’t they make you smile? It’s a party in every bite. Cheers to the happiest first weekend of 2017!
Typically, when it comes to cupcakes, I’m all about the fun flavors. Whenever I stop by a cupcake shop, I can’t help but gravitate towards the crazy, over-the-top flavors. But, sometimes, you can’t help but crave something classic. For me, there isn’t anything more classic than a chocolate cupcake topped with vanilla frosting.
These classic chocolate cupcakes start with a basic recipe. These cupcakes use simple ingredients that create a rich chocolate flavor while also yielding a tender texture. I’m extremely partial to using both brewed coffee and buttermilk in chocolate cupcakes. Coffee brings out the flavor of chocolate, which enhances the flavor of these cupcakes. Buttermilk really adds a nice texture to the cake, and the tangy flavor adds a depth and richness to the chocolate cupcakes.
Homemade vanilla buttercream is very simple to make as well! This recipe uses only five ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream, and salt. It’s sweet, creamy, and tastes an awful lot like vanilla ice cream! 😉
If this is a representation of what all weekends are going to look like in 2017, I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be a good, good year. ❤️
Here are some other chocolate recipes I love: