Graduation Cupcakes from Frutta Si

Graduation Cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1+ tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • Icing
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack in middle position. Line a 12 muffin tray.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine sugar and cocoa. Beat in oil, eggs, vanilla until smooth. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.
  4. Scoop the batter into the molds.
  5. Bake ~25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the icing: In a saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then add milk. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Sift together cocoa and icing sugar. Blend into butter mixture and add vanilla. If consistency is too stiff, add more milk.
  7. Spread icing quickly over cooled cupcakes.
  8. Add a toothpick with a mortarboard to each cupcake.

All purpose flour


Brown sugar




Vegetable oil

Cocoa powder



Baking soda

Baking powder

Icing sugar

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