The first recipe is a Devil's Food Cupcake. The recipe is from Chockylit (http://cupcakeblog.com/?p=10). She uses a chocolate buttercream frosting on her, but I opted for vanilla so as not to cause chocolate overload.
Oven: 350 degrees
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder( I used Trader Joe's)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (Unless you're using a Kitchenaid Mixer, I'd let it soften a bit)
2 tsp vanilla
1- Add everything to a mixing bowl except eggs
2- Mix on low until incorporated
3- Mix on high for about 2 mins
4- Add the eggs
5- Mix on high for about another 2 mins
6- Measure out into cupcake papers or tin. Fill about halfway
7- Bake for about 15-20 mins or until knife comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool
The second recipe is for Vanilla Cupcakes. The recipe is from Confessions of a Bake-a-holic (http://bradleykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/04/vanilla-cupcakes-with-vanilla.html).
Oven: 375 degrees
3/4 cups butter (Again, unless you're using a Kitchenaid Mixer, I'd let it soften a bit)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1- Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (About 2 mins- It should come together)
2- Add eggs and vanilla and mix well
3- Add baking powder, salt, flour, and milk
4- Mix until well combined
5- Measure out into cupcake papers or tin. Fill about halfway
6- Bake for about 20 mins or until knife comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool
The third recipe is for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. It's a basic recipe, so you can find it on pretty much any website. It will be enough to frost cupcakes from one recipe both recipes if you halve them.
1- 4 cups powdered sugar (This is about 1 box. You can do 3.5 cups to make the icing a little less sweet)
2- 1/2 cup butter, softened
3- 1 tsp vanilla
4- 1/4 cup milk
1- Beat butter and powdered sugar until combined
2- Add vanilla and milk
3- Beat everything until light and fluffy.
Frost when cupcakes are cooled. Should you have any additional frosting, you can freeze it.