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Monday, February 16, 2015

From-Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and a $500 PayPal Cash Blog Birthday Giveaway

These From Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are perfect for celebrating! Full of chocolate flavor - they just may become your favorite cupcake too! Plus, a Blog Birthday Giveaway - enter for a chance to win $500 PayPal Cash!

These From Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are perfect for celebrating! Full of chocolate flavor - they just may become your favorite cupcake too!

Hey friends! I am so excited to have you join me and a few of my blogging friends as we celebrate a few blogging birthdays! I don't know about you, but at the Love Bakes Good Cakes house, birthdays are always filled with our favorite meal and the birthday girl or boy gets to pick their favorite dessert! I think blog birthdays should be just as much fun - which is why we're sharing all of these awesome treats! Seriously, read all the way to the end for sugar overload! :) Love Bakes Good will be 3 years old on February 27th .... It has been a wild ride. This little ol' blog has turned into something much bigger than I ever imagined. I am grateful for my readers (you're the reason I do what I do!) and my online friends who have turned into real life friends.

These From Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are perfect for celebrating! Full of chocolate flavor - they just may become your favorite cupcake too!

I am sharing my favoritest (pretend that's a word, 'cuz in my world, it is) cupcake ever .... From Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. My bloggy friends have made some pretty incredible treats to help us celebrate too! Plus, what's a birthday without a gift?! I almost forgot the gift!! We've decided to give you the gift .... that's right, one lucky reader is going to get $500 in PayPal Cash!! *horns blowing*

These From Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are perfect for celebrating! Full of chocolate flavor - they just may become your favorite cupcake too!


From-Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Yield: 24-30 cupcakes

Ingredients
    For the cupcakes:
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cup baking cocoa powder
    • 1½ tsp. baking powder
    • 1½ tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup milk
    • ½ cup vegetable oil
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 cup boiling water
    For the frosting:
    • ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
    • ⅔ cup baking cocoa powder
    • 3 cups powdered sugar
    • ⅓ cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Sprinkles (optional)

    Instructions

    For the cupcakes:

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with paper cups. Set aside.

    2. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill cups about 2/3 full with batter.

    3. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 

    4. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

    For the frosting:

    Melt the butter. Whisk in the cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Spread or pipe frosting over the top of cooled cupcakes. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

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    These From Scratch Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are perfect for celebrating! Full of chocolate flavor - they just may become your favorite cupcake too!

    Meet the bloggers helping me celebrate ... a few of them are celebrating their own blog birthdays too ... they're all wonderful ladies with great blogs, so be sure to stop by and check them all out!


    Blog Birthday Giveaway - enter for a chance to win $500 PayPal Cash!

    Birthday Bloggers:
    Paula at Call Me PMc - Emily at Nap-Time Creations

    Blogger Friends Helping Us Celebrate:
    Carrie at Frugal Foodie Mama - Julie at This Gal Cooks
    Sandra at A Dash of Sanity - Rachael at Eazy Peazy Mealz
    Alyssa at What's Cooking Love - Erin at DelightEMade


    32 comments:

    1. Cheesecake! Though I am really happy with just about anything. I am not too picky!

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    2. Jamie, those cupcakes sound SO good! Happy birthday, my friend! So happy to be celebrating with you and sending you lots of hugs and happy wishes!

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    3. Those cupcakes look ahhhhmazing Jamie!! Pinned and so happy to be a part of your blog birthday celebration, my friend!! xo

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    4. I like ice cream cake on my birthday!

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    5. posting as theresa krier , i love a cherry cake with 7 minute frosting, yum !

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    6. My favorite birthday treat is chocolate pie.

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    7. I love these cupcakes. They look so yummy!

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    8. My mom's German cheesecake done turtle style!

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    9. Anything chocolate! These cupcakes look awesome!

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    10. Great giveaway and those cupcakes look delicious! I'll have to try the recipe and take advantage of the giveaway.

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    11. Chocolate on chocolate WITH sprinkles? You CAN'T go wrong with that. Ever.
      I love any kind of dessert to celebrate a birthday, really. Or, even when there is no birthday. I just have a major sweet tooth!

      Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    12. These cupcakes look so so delicious! Happy Blog Birthday!!!

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    13. Pink Lemonade cake is my favorite for my birthday!

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    14. Yummy - chocolate is my absolute favorite and these cupcakes look fantastic!

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    15. These look absolutely amazing! I love the sprinkles!

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    16. Congrats on your 3 years!! Great giveaway and those cupcakes look amazing!

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    17. Those cupcakes are gorgeous & happy bloggerversary!

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    18. Happy Birthday Jamie!! I love Carrot Cake with loads of Cream cheese frosting for my birthday!! Nettie

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    19. Happy Bloggerversary! I love "from scratch" recipes!

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    20. These cupcakes look picture-perfect! Thanks so much for inviting me to celebrate with you!! And HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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    21. Congratulations on 3 years! <3 It's a toss between Carrot Cake and Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake!

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    22. Happy Bloggy Birthday, Jamie! ♥ I love all cakes, so I usually try to have something different every year! A couple of years ago it was Tres Leches! :)

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    23. Wow, 3 years - congrats!! And that cupcake looks amazing!!

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    24. I'm not sure if my first comment went through, but if it didn't. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

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    25. My favorite birthday dessert is pie. Preferably a fruit pie. I have been known to also eat cheesecake or tiramisu as my birthday dessert.

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    26. Hi! My favorite birthday treats are chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Yummy!! Thank-you for this generous chance. :)

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    27. I just love your Chocolate Cupcakes. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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    28. These cupcakes look amazing! I'm a sucker for chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles! Congrats on your bloggy birthday! Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. I hope you'll be back again this week!
      Blessings,
      Nici

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    I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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