Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pink Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I made these every year for Valentines Day when I was raising my kiddos.

Pink Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
makes 20 -24

2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 or 3 drops red food coloring, to make batter pink
1 bag mini choco chips

Preheat oven to 350
Insert cupcake papers in muffin tins.
Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl ( you can use a wire mesh strainer)
Add shortening, and milk,
Mix on low til blended.
Add eggs one at a time beating after each.
Add vanilla, and food coloring, beat on medium speed 2 minutes,s scraping bowl as necessary.
Fold in chocochips.
Pour evenly into cupcake papers and bake at 350 15-ish minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

When cool frost with pink buttercream frosting

1/2 cup butter, soft
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
a few drops red food coloring
Beat til smooth, adding more powdered sugar if needed, or more milk ( a TBSP at a time) if needed.
Frost cupcukes - Using back of spoon make heart shape as you apply frosting.