Magnolia Bakery’s Chocolate Buttercream Icing
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
9 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled to lukewarm
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Cupcakes
I first visited Magnolia Bakery in NYC about 3 years ago. They were giving out samples of several cupcakes while I was waiting in line. I tasted the Vanilla Vanilla cupcake and it changed my life! I had never tasted anything like it. I ate as many as I could during the visit. Since I could only take so many with me, I had to figure out a way to hold me over until my next visit. So I got the recipe online, tweaked it to perfection and here it is.