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Chocolate and Vanilla Election Day Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes to celebrate Election Day -- the delicious recipe is courtesy of Georgetown Cupcake.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2008
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  • Yosseth
    1 MAR, 2011
    where can I buy the miniature cookie cutters ?
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  • koide
    18 SEP, 2010
    the cupcakes are so moist and rated the best batch yet (according to my fiance). but i think i need better or more cocoa to bring out the chocolate flavor. The frosting recipe is perfect! i used whipped cream cheese and it came out really fluffy.
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  • AKnamedK
    8 FEB, 2010
    Not that awesome. Very moist but lacks depth of flavor. If you want a good cupcake on this website try: George's Vanilla cupcakes! They are fabulous (just don't overbake!)
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  • govespago
    7 APR, 2009
    I made these for an election night party back in November, and they were the hit of the night. I'm probably going to make them again for Easter, but perhaps top them with peeps, or some other cute springtime treat.
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  • kareneap
    7 MAR, 2009
    I made these for a barbecue last weekend and they were a hit! Not too sweet and very fluffy and moist. Probably isn't the best for kids, as it is very cocoa-y. I used normal vanilla buttercream and I'll definitely be making these again and again!
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  • JenniferYanover
    25 JAN, 2009
    cupcakes usually have more sugar and often have frosting. Muffins are more like quickbreads and use leavener. The line is often blurred though, and most Americans feel that it's okay to eat two muffins because they're healthier :)
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  • eiso4ever
    6 DEC, 2008
    i tried this recipe and it was very delicious and the frosting too but i didnt put cream cheese and it was more flufy
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  • Mai-Britt
    5 DEC, 2008
    I am a danish ignorant when it comes to the blessings of american baking. Someone please enlight me: Whats the difference of CUPCAKES and MUFFINS?? I have tried to compare recipes but fail to see what make the diff.
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  • photosfromhome
    28 NOV, 2008
    I made these chocolate cupcakes with all organic ingredients and they were dense and delicious. This vanilla frosting recipe (with the cream cheese) would be better matched with carrot cupcakes. Next time I'll top the chocolate cupcakes with Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread or a basic vanilla icing.
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  • graziela_mink
    12 NOV, 2008
    Here is the recipe for the frosting. Ingredients Makes enough for 1 dozen cupcakes 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature Directions Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until well combined.
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