Chocolate Cupcakes With Decadent Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

WHAT YOU NEED
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Fry's)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup chocolate chips (we used milk chocolate chips and they w
FROSTING:
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (1 square of baking chocolate is 1 oz)
2/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
cups sifted icing sugar (do NOT omit sifting!)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preparation

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MAKE IT
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LINE 12 muffin cups with paper liners
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MIX cocoa and hot water together in small bowl. Let stand or place in fridge for faster cooling
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IN MEDIUM BOWL, combine flour, baking powder and salt
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IN LARGE BOWL, beat butter and sugar with hand-mixer until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes medium speed)
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ADD EGGS, mix and scrape down sides during mixing if required
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BLEND in vanilla extract
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ADD flour mixture and blend until combined
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ADD cooled cocoa/water mixture until blended and batter is smooth.
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STIR in chocolate chips
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FILL muffins cups 3/4 with batter
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BAKE 18-20 minutes . Use toothpick in center of muffin to check for doneness
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COOL on wire rack (should be ready for frosting in 1/2 hr)
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MELT chocolate over double boiler and let cool
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BEAT butter until smooth (1 -2 min) with hand-mixer
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ADD icing sugar and mix til combined
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ADD vanilla extract and melted chocolate
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BEAT 2-3 minutes medium speed
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You can either spread icing with cake spatula, regular knife or pipe it for pretty swirls as I did. I used a wilton IM star tip for these.
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These make incredibly moist and rich cupcakes. You will be hooked after the first bite!
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See My Blog: Lemon Drop for pics too! **

 



Yield:

4 servings

Added:

February 6, 2011

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