My daughter was bored & wanted to bake- she found these recipes 'somewhere online from two different places' and combined them. They were fabulous! We decided that next time we'd put colored sprinkles on before the frosting sets.
For CUPCAKES: Preheat oven to 325. Line cupcake tin with cupcake papers.
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat well. Add eggs, beating well after each.
Add vanilla, baking powder, salt, flour, and milk, mixing after each addition.
Pour batter into cupcake pan, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
For FROSTING: In a medium microwavable bowl, combine 1 tablespoon butter and 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, cut up. Microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds or until the chocolate is softened (or heat chocolate in a saucepan over low heat).
Add vanilla, dash of salt, and powdered sugar, mixing well. Add milk as needed for spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes when cool.