Tint the frosting with a variety of colors to make this family favorite dessert recipe extra-special.

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Ingredients

Frosting:

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°. Line 18 indents in two cupcake pans with paper or foil liners. In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

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  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl for 2 minutes, until light colored and smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternately with milk. Divide batter among liners, a scant 1/3 cup in each.

  • Bake at 350° for about 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove cupcakes to a rack; cool completely.

Frosting:

  • Beat confectioners' sugar, butter and milk in medium-size bowl until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Tint with desired food colors. Spread about 2 tablespoons frosting over each cupcake.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; 24 g total fat; 96 mg cholesterol; 147 mg sodium. 48 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein;

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