The ability to bake a decent cupcake is practically a requirement of motherhood. They're standard fare at bake sales and your children's friends will never forgive you if cupcakes are absent from a birthday party. After trying about a dozen different recipes, I've finally found a favorite.
It's a moist, tender chocolate cupcake with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting. So good!
I pipe on the frosting (it's much, much faster than smearing it on) and place a nonpareil candy on top. If you have to make 2 dozen cupcakes, you don't have time for fussing over each one! You'll find the recipe for the cupcake and frosting here.