Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes

We just finished watching “Two and a Half Men” and I loved Ashton Kutcher’s character, Walden. When I was thinking that the show wouldn’t be the same without Charlie, I just kept reminding myself how great Ashton was as Michael on “That Seventies Show.” Ashton is really a funny guy and he plays a dumb hot guy really really well. They were smart to not try to recreate a Charlie in the new character and Walden and Alan had really good chemistry. I do have to say that I cannot believe ******Spoiler Alert********that they killed off Charlie – honestly didn’t see that coming AT. ALL.

Now, to find out who replaces Michael Scott….that will be interesting!

I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, but I do love my Monday night CBS shows and my Thursday night NBC shows.

These  are the chocolate cupcakes that I made for Taylor’s 6th birthday party. We also made these funfetti cupcakes for the party we had at our house and my mom made these red velvet cupcakes  when we were visiting her which in NY.

These cupcakes have a wonderful chocolate flavor and have a really nice delicate crumb that holds together really well.  They tasted great under the fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting but if you wanted to change things up a bit the cream cheese frosting that goes with the red velvet cupcakes would be a great choice.  You could also try the brown sugar frosting that goes with the Spice Cake I posted earlier in the month. So many options for you here:-)


Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes
This another great recipe from Taste of Home
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup water
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. Combine buttermilk and water.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  5. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.



  1. These sound great. I love chocolate cake, it’s one of my favorite.

  2. Yum! That cupcake looks delicious! Glad you enjoyed your show. 🙂

  3. These sound so great right now. I was thinking that I wanted cupcakes earlier today. They just sound like me kind of food today. Second, WHAT?! Sprinkles = homemade funfetti cupcakes?! I had no idea! That is so cool. You are one very fun mom!

    (Also, how did I not know you were in NC? I have family and friends spread out across the Raleigh area and I love visiting. It’s been ages, over five years, since I was there! )

    • Thanks Mary…. I could eat cupcakes every day – but that would be very bad:-).

      Yup, we have been down in NC for about four years – just south of Raleigh. Before that we were in Rochester, NY. If you make it this way any time soon, you will have to let me know!

  4. Loved Ashton last night too. I would have liked eating one of your scrumptious cupcakes while I was watching it.

  5. Looks great! I love the texture of baked goods made with buttermilk.


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