And oh yes, I played with my cupcake corer and that is marshmallow in the middle!
1 3/4 C unsifted AP flour
2 C sugar (I cut back a little)
3/4 C Cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C milk
1/2 C vege oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 C boiling water
Combine dry ingredients in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 mins.
- This will make about 24 cupcakes and is easily halved. Cupcakes bake about 16 minutes.
- This is a very thin batter, it's best to use a bowl with a spout for cupcakes.
- If adding the marshmallows, let the cupcakes cool for about 5 minutes before using the corer. Initially 4 mini marshmallows will fit, after a couple minutes you can add another one.
6 Tblsp butter, softened
Cocoa powder: 1/3 C for light, 1/2 C for medium, 3/4 C for dark (I used 1/3 cup)
2 2/3 C powdered sugar
1/3 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter, add cocoa and sugar alternately with milk, beat to spreading consistency (might need to add a touch more milk for darker frostings). Mix in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups of frosting.
- I just dump everything into the bowl and slowly work it together, then turn on the speed! A half batch was more than enough to frost 12 cupcakes.