Classic Birthday Cupcakes

Classic Birthday Cupcakes

It’s been awhile since I made any cupcakes. I tend to save them for special occasions where I can bring them to share . A few weeks ago I decided to move jobs. As a goodbye to all my old colleagues I made them one last batch of cupcakes.

Classic Birthday Cupcakes

They must all be super skinny now that I’ve left. When I used to bring in cupcakes they would take about 2 days to be eaten. The last batch I brought in didn’t even last a full day. I guess people don’t appreciate these things until they’re gone!

Classic Birthday Cupcakes

To me classic birthday cupcakes are yellow cake and chocolate frosting. This frosting was out of this world amazing. Super fudgy and perfectly rich. It’s not super stiff but don’t be tempted to add extra icing sugar. It will make the frosting too sweet.

I used this Hershey One Bowl Chocolate Frosting recipe and this Yellow Cake recipe from King Arthur (baked in cupcake form for 20-25 minutes).

Bask in simple amazingness and enjoy!

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3 Comments

  1. These look wonderful, such beautiful frosting! Yellow cake with chocolate is SO classic and classy. Have you tried making the cake recipe into a Boston Cream Pie? It looks so temping on the KA website. : ) These cakes go on my ‘To Bake” list NOW!

  2. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is like the Audrey Hepburn of cupcakes: chic and classic. I love it! And your cupcakes are so pretty and chic!

  3. These look absolutely delicious. The frosting looks so nice and rich. It makes me realise Ive never made chocolate frosting. This has to change!

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