Black and White
Makes 30 cupcakes
Heat oven to 350° F. Line muffin cups
(2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
In large bowl, add sugar, flour,
cocoa, soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix. Add buttermilk, eggs, water, oil and
vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (batter will be
Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 15 minutes or until wooden pick
inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove cupcakes from pan. Cool
completely. Frost with Vanilla Frosting or
"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.
*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white
vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
shortening and vanilla extract.
Add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until
Add 3 cups powdered sugar alternately with 3 to 4
tablespoons milk, beating to spreading consistency.
Melt butter or
margarine and stir in cocoa.
Add powdered sugar alternately with milk
and vanilla extract beating to spreading consistency.