Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream- this is a simple and straight forward recipe for moist chocolate cupcakes and fluffy chocolate buttercream.
1stick1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1 1/2cupsall purpose flour
3sticks buttersoftened at room temperature
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add in the vanilla and combine.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Beating well after each addition.
Fill paper liners 2/3 full. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting beat the butter in a medium sized bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the cocoa powder, salt, powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of cream. Add in more cream as needed. Frost as desired.