Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Cupcakes are one of my favorite sweet treats, so I decided to make a devil’s food cupcake to celebrate. Also, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I topped my cupcakes off with a pink cream cheese frosting. Here’s what you’ll need to make the cupcakes:
Devil’s Food Cupcake
9 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Cup coconut oil (at room temperature)
1 1/2 Cups granulated sugar
2 Large eggs (at room temperature)
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup whole or low fat milk
- Adjust the oven rack to the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a cupcake pan with liners for each cupcake.
- Sift together the cocoa powder, cake flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the coconut oil and sugar for about 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Next, add the eggs in one at a time and beat until incorporated.
- Stir half of the dry ingredients into the coconut oil mixture; adding in the milk and water. Add the other half of the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is combined.
- Using a spoon place the batter into each individual cupcake liner and bake for 16–18 minutes.
- Insert a toothpick into the center of the cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean they are ready, if not bake for a couple more minutes.
- Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 (8 ounce) Packages cream cheese; softened
1/2 Cup Kelapo Coconut Oil
2 Cups confectioner’s sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Red food coloring
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and coconut oil until creamy.
- Mix in the vanilla and then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.
- Add 3 to 4 drops of the red food coloring, this should turn your frosting a pink shade. Add an additional 1 drop at a time if the shade needs to turn brighter.
- Frost the cupcakes as desired with your favorite decorating technique.
- Store in the refrigerator after use.