Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Nutritional Information

Calories 154
Fat 7 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Sodium 68 mg

Ingredients

6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup milk

Preparation

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler set over simmering water. Stir until smooth, remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners in two 12-cup muffin tins and one 6-cup muffin tin.

Stir flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until well mixed. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in chocolate. On low speed, beat in 1/3 of dry ingredients, then half of milk. Repeat, ending with last third of dry ingredients. Do not overmix.

Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire racks for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on racks.

Note:

June 2008