Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I'm a definite sucker for chocolate.  
I always wasn't.

I used to pass on desserts all of the time.
I don't really know what was wrong with me.
Maybe I had some type of vitamin deficiency or maybe fell off of the monkey bars one too many times.

There is one thing that I do know now----
Even though I really need to, I rarely pass up dessert.
Especially if it's chocolate!
Life is just too short!!!!!


So, yesterday I was telling you about how my daughter, P, and I made a boat load of mini-cupcakes for a baby shower. 
They were delicious and just the perfect size.

We made Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting----
(just to remind you)

and my favorite---





Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 box of Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
3 extra-large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oil, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add 1/2 of the cake mix and beat until just combined.  Add the milk and another 1/4 of the cake mix.  Mix well.  Add the sour cream and the remaining cake mix.  Beat until just combined.  
Fill a prepared mini-muffin pan with 1 tablespoon full of the cupcake batter.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Transfer the cupcakes to a rack and allow to cool completely.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon milk

Mix together butter and sugar until they are blended and creamy.  Add the cocoa and the milk.  Beat for another minute.  Add more sugar or milk until desired consistency is reached.  Add more cocoa to taste.


Enjoy,

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