Yogurt Vanilla Cupcakes W/ Chocolate Frosting

"These are moist and rich without being too fatty. I love the frosting because it's very easy and very chocolatey."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
12-14 cupcakes




  • Begin with the frosting to allow time for it to cool.
  • Mix the sugar and cocoa together in a small saucepan.
  • Add half of the milk, stirring constantly until blended.
  • Then add the rest of the milk.
  • Cook on medium heat until the mixture begins to boil.
  • Lower heat and let simmer for a 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 3 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and chocolate chips, mixing until dissolved.
  • Let cool at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for future use.
  • For the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until well blended.
  • Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and yogurt to the butter/sugar mixture.
  • Fill muffin molds 2/3 full and bake for about 20 minutes until it passes the clean toothpick test.
  • To frost, hold a muffin upside-down over the frosting, gently dunk it and twist as you pull it out.

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  1. I didn't make the frostinng, but the cupcakes were delicious. Very light and fluffy!
  2. These are a joke. I wouldn't call this a real recipe or cupcakes. When I saw the amount of butter I was suspicious. The batter was basically like cookie dough. Don't make these! Waste of time. Dense, heavy and hard. The opposite of what I want in a cupcake. I tried by adding more butter but it was leathery batter. I gave one star because I was worried that if I gave none than it wouldn't bring the ratings down.
  3. These were the worst cupcakes I have ever made! The batter was thicker than cookie dough and the cake wasn't spongy at all! I would give this recipe no stars if I could.
  4. didn't try the frosting - just made a butter cream<br/>but the cupcakes were so yum - really light with just a hint of a yoghurt tang<br/>this are my new go to cupcake recipe<br/>cheers
  5. Light and moist! Change vanilla flavor for lemon extract and they were great! used for strawberry shortcake too!


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