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Small Batch Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes
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1/4 cup boiling water

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons sugar

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

Dash salt

1/2 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan cups or grease cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place boiling water and 3 tablespoons cocoa into bowl; mix well. Let stand until slightly cooled.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Place sugar and 1/4 cup butter into bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg; beat until well mixed. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Add cocoa mixture; beat until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Beat 1/4 cup butter in bowl until creamy. Beat at low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa and salt. Add melted chocolate and whipping cream; beat until mixed.

  7. STEP 7

    Frost or pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes.

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