Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chocolate cupcakes vintage recipe - 26th Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?

I have another cupcake recipe to share this week, but first I want to draw your attention to the upcoming bread roundup that I will be co-hosting with Tamy of 3 Sides of Crazy November 1-15th.

It will be our second annual Need to Knead Bread Roundup and we are quite excited. It was a great success last year, and we are looking forward to kneading and baking, posting our own recipes, and reading your participating recipes, looking at your photos, commenting, and then kneading and baking some more!

We are looking for all sorts of breads: quick breads, savory breads, sweet ones, yeast breads, no-knead breads, 5-minute breads, vintage or gluten-free breads, etc, etc, etc!

Click over to the Second Annual Need to Knead Bread Roundup announcement post for all the details on how to join in on all the fun.

I find kneading and bread-making to be a very peaceful activity, so you might want to give it a try even if you have never made bread before. There are so many different types of bread out there that you are bound to find something for you.

Chocolate Cupcakes
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 square unsweetened chocolate

Melt chocolate over hot water. Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, chocolate and flavoring. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and baking powder. Add alternately with milk to first mixture. Fill well-oiled muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) about 35 minutes. 15 servings.

Here's a link to some frosting or icing, too.


I'm also participating in Kristen's What Did You Bake Today? over at The Krazy Kitchen,

and in Liz's Cupcake Tuesday at Hoosier Homemade.

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  1. Good Morning.I see you are staying busy as usual.My recipes are just waiting for someone to come get them.Swedish and Vienna

  2. More cupcakes, more chocolate -
    can't ask for better than that!
    Thank you.

    I'll be checking out the Bread Baking event -
    we love to knead at our house.

  3. Yum, Joy! Anything simply enough! Just made a chocolate cake, that we couldn't finish (just the 2 of us), so cupcakes are better for us. haven't heard from you in so long and hope you are doing well. Bye for now, Roz

  4. LOL Great minds do think alike. My recipe is for Death by Chocolate Cake. Who can resist chocolate in the fall? Or for that matter any time?

  5. you can never go wrong with Chocolate Cupcakes! Thanks for sharing, this recipe looks like a keeper....

  6. Love chocolate cupcakes! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!

  7. Yum - this would sure beat the mix from the box!!

  8. These sound delicious!

    Hope you enjoy the cake -- you'd never know it's fat free.


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