Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes!

Hi everyone! I'm sharing an oldie but oh so goodie today, Hershey's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake and Hershey's One Bowl Buttercream Frosting. I cut these recipes out of a magazine in 1984 and I'm sure they've been around a lot longer than that. They were a big hit both at home and the office!

And oh yes, I played with my cupcake corer and that is marshmallow in the middle!
Hope you love it if you try it:@)

Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake
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
2 eggs
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. 
One Bowl Buttercream Frosting
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.
I'm joining:


    1. The recipe is ...yummy!

      XOXO Lola:)

    2. These sound remarkably good. I really have to try them. I hope you hae a great day. Blessings...Mary

    3. I was already craving chocolate when I stopped by and saw this cupcake. This cupcake looks delicious.

      Did you try to get the pig chef in your purse?

    4. Yummy cupcakes, especially with the marshmallow center. I have a Hershey's dessert cookbook that I've been using my entire marriage's never failed me :)

    5. Oh my goodness! I didn't know there WAS a cupcake corer! I am going to have to get that gadget! Your cupcakes look so yummy! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

    6. I love the 'oldies', they seem to always turn out without a fuss. Great for a Valentines treat! Thanks.

    7. Saw your city on the news, some guy saying he was inhaling dried road salt! Really!
      The cupcake looks good and if they ever have them at the Outlet, I will get one!
      I have my gadgets ready for your party!

    8. Delicious! I have been looking for a good frosting...I am going to try this. Thanks, Lynn!


    9. Oh So Yummy!!! Thank you so much for the recipe... I'm also thinking Cherries in the cupcake whole, or better still BOTH, hehe!
      Hugs to you,

    10. Okay, no I really need a cupcake corer! How yummy are those cupcakes?! I am going to have to try this corer or not!

    11. Thank you for the recipe, can't wait to try it!!!

    12. Mmmm! Those look so good! And that looks like a great recipe...I agree that the older recipes are still around for a reason. Can't wait to give these a try. Thanks for posting it and that is the first time I've seen a cupcake corer...I need one badly!

    13. I would enjoy one of your cupcakes now with a hot cup of coffee. It is much too cold here for me.

    14. Those cupcakes look so fantastic! Be perfect with a big glass of cold milk.

    15. Yum! I have never seen a cupcake corer before. How fun ..hmm twinkie and the filling in Hostess cakes would be delicious and so easy with a core. Thank you for sharing!

    16. I am loving that corer. Ooh, that would be so delicious. Chocolate on chocolate with a filled center. Great for Foodie Friday. We have a pig like that. He always sat on the counter and my husband developed a saying, "You know what I always say..." then he pauses and the kids fill in - "fat pigs love to eat!" I can't see a kitchen pig without thinking that.

    17. these look super cute and delicious I am going over to enter your giveaway

    18. What a neat gadget. I wouldn't mind having one, or I could just settle for one of YOUR cupcakes. Yum, yum, yum! Anything chocolate works for me!


      p/s cute Valentine breakfast post below

    19. I'm having such a chocolate craving - ugh!


    20. Hi Lynn, I wish I could join your gadget party but I will be recovering from eye surgery. I have already preposted for that day and I won't be up to doing much. I love your parties. I hope the next time I will be able to join the fun. I do have some favorite kitchen gadgets.

      Thanks for your comment on my post yesterday. I have had tons of errands to catch up on this week to get my time free for the surgery. I explained it on my Tuesday post.

      Love the cupcake recipe. I will try it when my grands are here. They would love them. Me too actually. Ha!

    21. I learned something new today - I've never heard of a cupcake corer but I absolutely get it! Wish I'd thought of that. :-)

    22. Now thats a handy dandy little gadget. (Gadget is my little dogs name.) Your cupcakes look to good to be true! I once cut out a hole and filled cupcakes. They were good but I won't do it like that again!


    23. A cupcake corer? That's a new one on me, but I LOVE the idea. I also love marshmallow filling, so these are calling my name.

    24. What a nifty gadget - I'm sure it would get me into all kinds of trouble! Those cupcakes look like they would be good with my morning coffee (:

    25. Marshmallow in the middle? Yes please!

      I hope you will stop by and link up with Sweet Tooth Fridays!

    26. I've never tried the Hershey recipe. This looks like something I'd love, though....especially with the marshmallow inside. Yum!

      Thanks for adding this yummy treat to Sweets This Week!

      Have a great weekend.


    27. Just look at that goodie on the inside of your yummy Chocolate Cupcake. It just looks delicious. Thank you so much for bringing them for us to enjoy at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

    28. Oh my goodness...this is not helping me fight my chocolate cravings! :-) This sounds absolutely indulgent and I can't wait to try them myself. Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

    29. My gosh...a cupcake corer?? I am so excited. I didn't know there was such a thing! Baking daughter said there wasn't...just wait until I tell her! :)

    30. These look so good! I love Hershey's recipes. :)

    31. Your cupcakes look great! What a fun gadget:) Thanks for the giveaway links!

    32. YUMMY! My kiddos are going to love you, but my bathroom scale might not like you too much. ;) These look amazing, have to try them. Marshmallow in the middle?? Yes!

      Thanks for adding this lovely creation to The Valentines Party!


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