2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
1 pkg (12-oz)semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degree oven.
Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners; set aside.
In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In large mixer bowl,beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Blend the flour mixture into the egg mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in 3/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake cupcakes around 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool. Frost with the following chocolate frosting (or your favorite chocolate frosting). Sprinkle frosted cupcakes with the remaining mini chips.
1cup semi-sweet Chocolate mini chips(saved from the above recipe)
1 stick butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk or cream
1 tsp vanilla
Melt chips a few seconds in microwave until they smooth when stirred.
In a small mixer bowl,beat butter and powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla with the melted chips.