Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

These chocolate cupcakes are amazing! 


Cupcakes:

2 cups sugar

1 ¾ cups flour

¾ cup baking cocoa

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

½ cup  vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup boiling water


1. Heat oven to 350

2. Prepare cupcake pan with liners

3. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on med speed for 2 min. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin) 

4. Fill cups 2/3 full of batter. 

5. Bake for 22 min


Chocolate frosting:

1 stick unsalted butter

2/3 cup Hersheys cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Melt butter in microwave, stir in cocoa, alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on med speed. Stir in vanilla extract. Use a pastry bag to pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.