to kick off the autumn baking season what better recipe to use than "chocolate spice" cupcakes...right? this is one of my favorite recipes, i hope you enjoy it as much as i do. recipe to follow pics..
i love how these cupcakes bake in the oven, very clean looking
all pretty cupcakes need a pretty box...
and all pretty boxes need a pretty ribbon and a monogrammed sticker...and one last thing
my new personalized maegs bakes cakes sticker...what do you think?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
chocolate spice cupcakes:
1 stick butter
1 cup light brown sugr
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (i LOVE the Trader Joe's brand)
3/4 cup of milk
using your electric mixer beat the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
add eggs one at a time.
in another bowl whisk together ALL dry ingredients.
add the dry mixture to the butter mixture in 2-3 batches alternating with the milk
**i split the dry ingredients into 3 parts and used my 1/4 cup to pour milk in 3 batches
add your favorite liners to your cupcake pan and spoon the mixture - 3/4 full was perfect for me
bake 23-25 minutes
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
cream butter for 2-3 or until fluffy
add powdered sugar one cup at a time and blend until fluffy, i like to blend at least 3 minutes after each addition of sugar
add vanilla and mix well
add a dab of your favorite food coloring, add to a piping bag with a 1M Wilton tip and you're good to go.
until next time, happy baking...xoxo