Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

I was craving chocolate cake and I love strawberry buttercream so this is what my daughter Lindsay and I made for our family dinner.  My daughters are home for a visit, love it when the family is together.  Nice frosting and drizzle Linds!

Chocolate Cupcakes:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1½ tsp baking soda
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cups milk
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350°.  Put papers into 2-12 cup pans (recipe makes 24 cupcakes).  In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Mix together eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.  Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix with electric mixer until well incorporated.  Add boiling water and mix well.  It is a thinner batter, but bakes up nicely.  Evenly distribute between 24 cups and bake for 22-25 minutes.  Cool completely.

Strawberry Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbl strawberry jam
4 Tbl milk

With electric mixer, mix butter, shortening, powdered sugar, jam, and 1 Tbl at a time of milk until desired consistency.  Frost completely cooled cupcakes.  Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate if desired.

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