Chocolate Fudge Strawberry Cream Filled Cupcakes

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Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://www.tidymom.net/2010/02/chocolate-strawberry-cupcakes.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

1/2 cup melted butter (butter not margarine)
1 cup water
cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 teaspoons chopped/processed strawberries
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Preparation

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Directions:
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Mix on low until blended, then mix on high for 2 mins.
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Pour into paper lined cupcake pans. Bake for 20 min. at 350
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Strawberry Whipped Cream (filling) Directions:
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Chop strawberries in blender (I used my Magic Bullet) just until they look thick and "liquidy". I used really large strawberries and it took 4 to make 5-6 Tablespoons.
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Beat whipping cream, and vanilla until it starts to thicken.
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Mix in sugar.
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Fold in strawberries.
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WARNING - this stuff is DELICIOUS - so I advise you NOT to taste any until AFTER you've finished with your cupcakes.....otherwise you may not have any left for the cupcakes!
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Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
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Directions:
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Place butter in a large mixing bowl and blend slightly. Add cream cheese and blend until combined, about 30 seconds.
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Add the cocoa powder( before adding the sugar, so it gets fully incorporated into the butter and cream cheese.)
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Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
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Slowly add the heavy cream, a little bit at a time until desired consistency is met. (Don't add too much if you want the frosting to stay in place when piped on cupcakes.)
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Beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
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Use at once or keep refrigerated. (This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.)
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Directions for filling cupcakes
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Bake cupcakes and cool completely
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Cut out a small section in the center of the cupcake (save in bowl)
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Add strawberry whipped cream to the whole
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Replace the tops (just do the best you can - or you could just leave them off)
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Pipe chocolate frosting on top of cupcake with 1M tip.
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I also did some cupcakes the reverse.......I filled the cupcakes with the Chocolate Frosting and topped with the Strawberry Whipped Cream

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About

I knew weeks ago just the cupcakes I wanted to make for Valentines Day.......

If you want to make your Sweetheart a cupcake
that is going to knock them off their feet

........this is it!

Yield:

30 cupcakes

Added:

February 18, 2010

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