Sunday, April 15, 2012

dark chocolate cupcakes w/ buttercream frosting

dark chocolate anything pretty much melts my heart. top that with some frosting, and we are talking money. that's why these moist little cakes with buttercream heaven on top should have your drooling... yeah, you might wanna wipe that up by the way. let's just get down to business already!

dark chocolate cupcakes

1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/8 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Add milk, cream, butter and vanilla, and mix until combined. Stir in sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Mix until batter is smooth. Line a muffin tin with liners and using a 1/4 cup measure, add batter to each cup. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool before frosting.

buttercream frosting
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, that looks so lovely! I absolutely love this dark chocolate cupcakes butter cream. Thought I'd share!


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