Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups granulated sugar

  2. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  3. 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

  4. 2 teaspoons baking soda

  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  6. 1 teaspoon salt

  7. 2 large eggs

  8. 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*

  9. 1 cup boiling water

  10. 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  12. VANILLA FROSTING (recipe follows)

  13. Cake stars or blue and red decorating icing (in tube)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour muffin cups (2 1/2 inches in diameter) or line with paper bake cups.

  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, water, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Fill cups 2/3 full with batter.

  3. Bake 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan. Cool completely.

  4. To make chocolate stars for garnish, if desired, cut several cupcakes into 1/2- inch slices; cut out star shapes from cake slices. Frost remaining cupcakes. Garnish with chocolate stars or with red and blue decorating icing.


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