DIY mini chocolate cupcakes with frosting

Almost everyone love mini chocolate cupcakes for a snack especially if enhanced with sweet colorful frosting on top. There are hundreds of varieties of mini chocolate cupcakes that can melt the heart of even the most picky child. Colorful sprinkles on top of the frostings makes the mini chocolate cupcakes so inviting. In many cases, a person ends up more than intended becaus they cant’t help eat these mini chocolate cupcakes with yummy frosting. Here’s a very good homemade mini chocolate cupcakes recipe:
Yields 18 to 24
* 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt * 2 large eggs
* 3/4 cup warm water
* 3/4 cup buttermilk
* 3 tablespoons safflower oil
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Method: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put liners or grease muffin pan. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large conatiner. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Put all the ingredients together and mix until it has achieved smooth consistency for about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to ensure that all batter is mixed well.

2. Fill 2/3 of muffin cups with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or check until tops spring back when touched.Place the cups to a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.

3. Set aside 1 cup frosting in a bowl. Divide remaining frosting among several bowls. (If using only a single color, place remaining frosting in a large bowl.) Dab a rubber spatula against a tiny drop of gel-paste coloring, and mix into a bowl of frosting. Add more, drop by drop, until you get the right color. Do same procedure with remaining frosting. If the frosting becomes dark, a dab of white frosting would correct that. Frost cupcakes with tinted buttercream.

In case you want to make your own buttercream , there are many recipes available online.Baking mini chocolate cupcakes is very rewarding since you have a very handy snack anytime of the day. In case you have friends dropping by, these mini chocolate cupcakes can be served since they can be stored for up to three days in airtight containers.