CAKE-ish: CREAMY, CHOCOLATEY

This creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag and this recipe can serve about 30 cupcakes

 

3 cups flour

2 cups white sugar

⅓ cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup water

1 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup butter

2 cups confectioners› sugar

Shortening

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.

Line 36 muffin cups with paper liners

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt.

Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs, 1 cup milk, water, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix well.

Fill each muffin cup half-full of batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool.

 

FOR FILING:

In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening together until smooth.

Blend in confectioners’ sugar and pinch of salt.

Gradually beat in 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat until light and fluffy.

Fill a pastry bag with a small tip.

Push tip through bottom of paper liner to fill each cupcake.

 

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