Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing… Yes, Please!
Like most people who love baking, cooking, and.. let’s be honest… eating – I get a huge kick out of trying new foods and new recipes. As someone who flies by the seat of her pants most times in the kitchen and is forever coming up with her own recipes and “tricks,” it’s rare that I have a SOLID, “go to” recipe that I use consistently.
For example, I’m not sure I’ve EVER made the same pecan pie recipe twice in a row. Sometimes I’m in the mood for more nuts… sometimes I’m feeling a little extra adventuresome with the crust… to say nothing of the fun I have with the corn syrup.
Yet when I need a cannot miss, has to blow them away chocolate frosting, I look no further than the back of my Hershey’s Cocoa tub. Is it just me, or is the sight of the tub, alone, supremely comforting?
The recipe on the back for the Chocolate Cake was also my “go to” chocolate cake recipe for years (up until my body and gluten became sworn, mortal enemies). When you pair their cake recipe with their frosting recipe… forget about it. Sheer chocolate Heaven. I always added chopped walnuts to the top for extra deliciousness.
The Chocolate Frosting is equally perfect on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies – in fact, the brownies won’t know what hit them.