Vanilla Cupcakes with Perfectly Chocolate Frosting


I made these cupcakes for Father’s Day weekend. I make Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” chocolate cake all the time but I never make the frosting because I don’t like chocolate on chocolate. I was happy when my mother in law asked for these cupcakes because it meant I could make the frosting recipe for a change.

Vanilla Cupcakes


· 3 cups sifted cake flour

· 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

· 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons meringue powder

· 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

· 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

· 3 eggs

· 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

· 1 1/4 cups milk

· 1 package vanilla instant pudding


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Line pan with baking cups.

3. Sift together flour, baking powder, meringue powder and salt; set aside.

4. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

5. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

6. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add pudding. Continue beating one minute.

7. Pour into prepared cups.

8. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.

9. Cool 10 minutes.

10. Turn out onto cooling rack; cool completely.

Makes 24 standard cupcakes

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Cupcake recipe altered from

Frosting recipe from:

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