4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 c. veg. oil or light olive oil
1/2 c. water
Melt the butter, oil with water on low heat or in microwave in low power.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch cocoa). I like Penzeys cocoa or Ghirardelli
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (do not substitute– this just makes it unreal)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Sift flour, cocoa and baking soda.
Beat melte4d butter mixture with sugar then add the egg till mixed well. Add flour mixture beat a low speed to mix well and then add buttermilk and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
Pour batter into lined cupcake pan bake 350° f for 20 minutes. (Do toothpick test to ensure that 20 minutes is enough)