In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set
In second small mixing bowl, combine water, vegetable oil and vanilla. Add
contents of small mixing bowl to large mixing bowl and stir with mixing spoon to
Using mixing spoon, ice-cream
scoop, or soup spoon, fill cupcake liners half
full with cupcake batter.
Wearing oven mitts, place cupcake pans in oven; bake approximately 25 minutes
or until done. When done, wear oven mitts to remove pan from oven and turn off
oven. Cool completely.
For the Frosting:
In a bowl beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric
mixer set at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon pure
vanilla extract. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time. Continue
beating until light and creamy. You should have about 3 cups.