More Great Recipes: Cupcakes

My Mom Didn't Like You Anyway, Cupcake

User Avatar
Member since 2009
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.

Serves 18-20 | Prep Time 10 min | Cook Time 20-25 min

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is one passed down by a great Aunt it was the first title I thought of for my cookbook. My mother makes the best icing ever. I can never match it although I try she even uses margarine ... I know...I know!

Copyright Happy Baker Publishing, All Rights reserver. Visit for more info.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

2 eggs
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk

1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C)

Mom's Best Ever Icing

¼ cup butter, softened
2 tbsp. cocoa
2 tbsp. hot water
2 cups icing sugar


*Line cupcake tin, makes 18 cupcakes

*In a large bowl sift together dry ingredients.

*Add eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, and buttermilk.

*Beat with a mixer on medium speed for a couple

of minutes until smooth and silky. Stir in boiling

water until blended.

Directions; Mom's Best Ever Icing

Combine the butter, cocoa and hot water.

Gradually add the icing sugar until smooth and

creamy. Ice cupcakes and enjoy!

*Fill muffin tins with batter; bake in oven

for 22-25 minutes.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Very interesting....adding Hot Water. I will definately give them a try. Thank you for sharing this family recipe. I just found an awesome Butter-Cream Icing recipe from Peggy was delicious!!! YUM here is the link

I think, I'd rename them, if i wanted to share the recipe with my friends and relatives. But what an interesting recipe! I think, I'll try them some time, next year. Maybe January.

LOL those are awesome! :) I'm going to make these the featured recipe on our home page this week. Too funny! :) Let me look into your video HTML - see why it's not processing. :) The video should be there automatically. Thanks for posting.

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot -- here to help with all your cooking questions -- anytime and instantly!

Way beyond a chatbot, I can seamlessly interact with our recipes and cookbooks, making modifications a breeze.

While you’re here, check out the BakeBot AI Recipe Maker in the menu bar and watch me whip up new recipes (even scan old recipe cards) effortlessly!
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!