Once a week my family brings dinner to my Dad’s assistant who is battling cancer. So I thought why not make some cupcakes to cheer her up! I mean who doesn’t love cupcakes…am I right? I flipped through my go to Georgetown Cupcake cookbooks looking for a fun recipe and I decided why not make some marble cupcakes. That way she gets best of both worlds with vanilla and chocolate since I didn’t know what her favorite flavor was. I must say they turned out amazing and on top of it they made her day!
Here’s the super easy recipe. Makes 48 mini cupcakes or 24 normal cupcakes. I decided to make normal size cupcakes because they are easier to transport.
- 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sifted cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
- Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside
- In the bowl of the stand mixer or in a bowl with a handheld electronic mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 3 to 5 minutes
- Add eggs slowly, mixing after each addition
- Add the yogurt, mixing until well incorporated
- Add one half of the flour mixture followed by one half of the milk. Repeat and mix until fully incorporated.
- Divide batter in half and set half aside. To the half remaining in the bowl with the mixer add cocoa powder.
- Using a mini ice cream scoop , transfer the vanilla batter into each baking cup so that is it one-third full. Repeat with the chocolate batter and swirl together using a toothpick.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Frosting: So I knew for the frosting I wanted to make a chocolate buttercream but I didn’t have a recipe so I went on Wilton.com and found a very tasty one! The link to the recipe is posted below.
Credit to Georgetown Cupcake for the cupcake recipe and to wilton.com for the frosting recipe.
Hope you enjoy!