Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting
– 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder – 3/4 cup flour – 1/2 tsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp salt – 3/4 cup butter/margarine – 1 cup sugar – 3 eggs – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1/2 cup sour cream
frosting: – 2 cups powdered sugar – 1/2 cup margarine – 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – 2 tbsp milk
Sift and set aside the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add and beat in eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Gradually add and mix the flour mixture, alternating with sour cream, and ending with flour.
Fill up 3/4 of each baking cup with the batter. Bake for approx. 20 minutes at 350°F.
FROSTING: mix butter until smooth, beat in powdered sugar, then vanilla and milk.
Pipe the buttercream frosting onto the cupcakes. Add strawberries and coconut on top for decoration and extra flavor (optional).