Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Magnolia Bakery’s Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:

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

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Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 to 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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Life Changing Vanilla Cupcakes

Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Cupcakes

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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.

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I’m No Chocolate Lover, But These Chocolate Cupcakes…

Magnolia Bakery’s Chocolate Cupcakes

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After tasting Magnolia Bakery’s life-changing Vanilla cupcake, I couldn’t wait to try the chocolate.  I prefer it with Vanilla Buttercream Icing.  But if you are a chocolate lover, you can pair it with Chocolate Buttercream Icing.

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