Random Recipes I Want To Try

I’ll take the time to  let you know that I am not a chef but really want to be a great one for my family. =)

So I’ll post random recipes that I try here. At most I’ll keep 5 up at a time.

Doesn’t this look yummy?

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream

Hershey’s ‘Perfectly Chocolate’ Cupcakes

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 30 muffin cups with paper bake cups, set aside.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin)

Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 20-22 minutes, or until tooth-pick insterted comes out clean.
Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.

Oreo Buttercream

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream
4 cups powdered sugar
16 Oreos, finely crushed (I used my food processor)

DIRECTIONS:  In a large bowl cream butter, vanilla and milk. Slowly add in powdered sugar until creamy and fluffy. Mix in crushed oreos until well combined. Frost cupcakes!

(Via: Life as a Lofthouse)