Rich chocolate cupcakes

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Cupcakes that come out moist, rich and delicious!

Contents

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water, cold press or chilled coffee
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, soda, salt and sugar. Set aside.
  • Combine oil, water or coffee and vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended and smooth.
  • Add the vinegar and stir briefly; the baking soda will begin to react with the vinegar right away, leaving pale swirls in the batter. *Without wasting any time, pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with the tiniest bit of crumb on it. Let the cupcakes cool 5 minutes in the pan, remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Ingredients for Chocolate-Coffee Frosting

  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons natural margarine spread
  • 1/8 cup hot coffee/milk/water
  • 1/8 cup milk, plus 1-3 tablespoons more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Directions for Chocolate-Coffee Frosting

  • Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave until smooth,stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the hot coffee, then the milk and vanilla. Place in the bowl of a standing mixer.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until spreadable.
  • Add several (3-4) tablespoons of more soy milk until you reach the consistency desired.