Good Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cupcakes – Happy 4th!

by Kathy Strahs on July 3, 2011 · 13 comments

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Just a short and sweet note to say Happy 4th of July (and, to my friends to the north, a belated Happy Canada Day!)!  To help you celebrate, here’s a fabulous recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting.

These cupcakes, from the back of the Hershey’s cocoa powder box, come together almost magically. Wait till you see how thin the batter is – seriously, like a Yoo-Hoo. I found it almost impossible to believe that it would ever set up. But it did. Somehow that super-runny batter transformed into super-light and moist chocolate cake!

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dani July 4, 2011 at 5:35 AM

happy 4th of july! i hope its not as rainy as our canada was


Kathy July 4, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Thanks! We’re looking at another of our balmy 76 degree days here in San Diego (it never gets old). 🙂


Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 4, 2011 at 5:48 AM

Happy 4th! Sometimes the classic combo of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is just perfect!


Cookin' Canuck July 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Everybody needs a good chocolate cupcake recipe in their repertoire and this one sounds perfect. Happf 4th of July, Kathy!


sara July 4, 2011 at 10:16 AM

YUM! I love a good chocolate cupcake. 🙂


Sasha @ The Procrastobaker July 4, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Chocolate cupcakes are a classic that never fail to please hey 🙂 Yours look utterly delightful, I am yet to try out the hersheys recipe but if it tastes anywhere near as lovely as it looks then its a winner for sure!


megan @ whatmegansmaking July 5, 2011 at 6:34 AM

These cupcakes look great! I love that you referenced yoo-hoo 🙂 love that stuff! I made red velvet cake last week and was also surprised at how thin the batter was – but you’re right – super light and fluffy!


Lynne @ CookandBeMerry July 5, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Oh, I love chocolate cupcakes with white frosting (much more than chocolate frosting). Those little red and blue sprinkles are so cute for the Fourth of July. By the way, I love our photography.


Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie July 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM

That frosting looks amazing!


Kathy July 6, 2011 at 5:52 PM

It is soooo light!


Dalbury September 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM

This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. So moist, and rich, and chocolately. But what makes it EVEN better, is I swap the hot water for a cup of strong hot coffee. Coffee always makes chocolate taste more… chocolately. It’s amazing!


Kathy Strahs September 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Making this cake with coffee is a phenomenal idea – I can’t wait to try it!


Dalbury September 4, 2011 at 8:12 PM

You won’t be disappointed!


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