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Chocolate Cupcakes

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Chocolate cupcakes and other chocolate cake recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Preparation:

Cream shortening with sugar until light. Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add egg, vanilla, sour cream, and half of the hot water. Mix until flour is thoroughly moistened; beat for 2 minutes. Add remaining water and beat 1 minute longer. Grease and flour muffin cups or line with paper liners. Fill each prepared muffin cup about 1/2 full with chocolate cupcake batter. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes. Frost as desired with your favorite frosting or a recipe below.
Makes 24 chocolate cupcakes.

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