Chocolate Cupcakes for Father’s Day

Chocolate Cake

makes 18 cupcakes

preheat oven 350*F

line muffin tin with paper liners

1/2 cup shortening

2 cups granulated sugar

2 extra-large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup best quality cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups sour whole milk

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

Beat sugar with shortening until it is light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time…add vanilla…beat well.

Fold the milk with the flour mixture alternatively in thirds into the butter mixture…blend well

Fill paper liners 2/3 full

Check at 25 minutes by inserting a wooden toothpick in the centre of a cupcake. They are done when the toothpick comes out clean.

When done remove from oven and take out of muffin tin. Allow cupcakes to cool on a wire rack.

Frost when completely cool.

These cupcakes should be stored in the refrigerator or can be frozen, well wrapped, up to 4 months.

Happy Father’s Day!

Thanks for reading.

  • nathalie godbout

    Yummy! How can I make the milk sour if it isn’t already?

    • put a tablespoon of white vinegar in the measuring cup then fill with enough milk to make 2 cups and let sit 10 minutes…you can actually watch it curdle!

      • Nathalie

        These cupcakes are the most incredible cupcakes I’ve ever tasted – and that includes the ones I bought at the Cake Boss bakery. We’ve made them twice now, and they are a HUGE hit!

        • they are Meaghan’s favorite! She loves them with homemade raspberry jam in the middle and topped with chocolate frosting. I am so glad that you like them.

  • John Gahagan

    I’ve looked through several of your cupcake and cake recipes and they all end with something like “Use your favourite icing.”
    I have several icings I really enjoy eating but I don’t know how to make them. Could you post a couple of simple recipes for making chocolate or vanilla icing? It would be appreciated.

  • John Gahagan

    I was thinking of cupcakes for a party but would really need an icing recipe. Any hope of one?

    • what kind of icing are you looking for?

      • john Gahagan

        Plain chocolate and/or plain vanilla would be perfect

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