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Baked With Chocolate, Sugar And Love

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The perfect cupcake can make anything happen, it can make you believe in things you thought impossible, make your disappointing day seem that much brighter, and I believe it can even make you fall in love. I have chosen to make this cupcake for someone very dear to me, truly my best friend and hopefully someday quite a bit more. His name is Hunter and he has truly changed my semester from dull to incredible. His blue eyes and cheerful smile lights up my day and the amount of laughter we share is beyond what I thought possible. Slowly and surely I have fallen in love with him from the very first day we met. He was standing across the class room orchestrating where everyone should sit since we ...view middle of the document...

Scoop one and three quarter cups of flour into a medium sized bowl with three quarter cups of unsweetened cocoa powder, two tablespoons of Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, two teaspoons of baking soda, one teaspoon of baking powder, and one teaspoon of salt. Stir well to combine and ensure the leavening agents are evenly distributed.
Next, you are going to make buttermilk. Retrieve a measuring glass and add one tablespoon of lemon juice to it. Pour whole milk to the one cup mark, stir and place back in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Find a large bowl and pour in two cups of granulated sugar and a half cup of vegetable oil. Mix on low speed with hand mixer until emulsified, the mixture should be fluffy and lightly colored. Add two eggs and two teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix well. Next pour the cooled coffee and buttermilk that you prepped earlier into the sugar and egg mixture and mix on low speed, sift in the flour and cocoa powder mixture and beat on medium speed for five minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat for another two minutes, the mixture will be bubbly and smell absolutely wonderful like walking into a bakery. Take a spoon and taste the batter just to make sure that there are no lumps and it tastes good.
Find a cupcake tin of twelve. Fit the tins with paper cupcake liners. The cupcake liners will assure that the cupcakes will not stick to the tin and also makes for a very convenient little present for the special person to open. Fill the cupcake tins three quarters of the way full and place carefully in your preheated oven. Set the timer for twenty-five minutes. Acquire one cup of salted butter to soften for your frosting. I like to put it in a medium sized bowl and cut into small pieces so it softens quickly.
When the timer goes off check on your...

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