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I made these back when the movie came out in theaters and my girlfriends and I had a pre-film partay. We ate these after a pitcher of cosmos and some Chinese food! Inspired by Miranda and Carrie of course!


  • For cake: 2 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 6 ounces unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 cup unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • For frosting: 1 cup Cream Cheese or mascarpone, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • Red Food Coloring ( a few drops to make pink )


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers, preferably pink ones! Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  • Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the chocolate, mixing until well incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk and vanilla.
  • With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated, but do not overbeat.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
  • Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full.
  • Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • *While you wait, mix up a Cosmo and order some Chinese takeout. Don't forget, now is the time to invite some girlfriends over to help you eat these!
  • Then turn cupcakes out of the pan to cool completely before frosting.
  • Hopefully you haven't had too much vodka at this point to make the frosting! Add sugar, cheese, vanilla, and food coloring to a medium bowl. Beat on high speed until fluffy.
  • Using a pastry bag and a large round tip, pipe frosting in a swirl onto cooled cupcakes.
  • If you don't have one, you can just spread the frosting with a knife, but you won't get the Magnolia look.
  • Top with a bit of cupcake bling: silver or white nonpareils, glittery cake sugar, etc.
  • *Now you can kick off your Manolos and hang with the girls in front of your favorite episode. Don't forget the pitcher of Cosmos...

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