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Chocolate Cupcakes

 Chocolate Cupcakes
If you love chocolate, you're going to love these scrumptious cupcakes. Chocolate curls are a showy way to top these gorgeous gems.—Marlene Martin, Country Harbour Mines, Nova Scotia
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate frosting and multi-colored sprinkles

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with water and
  • buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for
  • 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes and decorate with
  • sprinkles. Yield: 16 cupcakes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cupcake (calculated without frosting) equals 157 calories,

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Chocolate Cupcakes (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.