I made vanilla cake bites dipped in chocolate a few days ago.
They were simple and satisfying.
I like chocolate, but sometimes I don't want alot of chocolate.
Well..... today is not that day.
I am having a major craving for chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.
I guess my sweetie was right when he said "you can never have to much chocolate."
I found a great chocolate cupcake and buttercream frosting recipe at How to eat a cupcakes website.
I followed the recipe for the cupcakes and at the end stirred in Andies baking chips.
I also followed the recipe for the vanilla frosting but added cocoa to the frosting to make it the chocolate I was craving.
The cupcakes turned out great, Tony loved them as I knew he would.
He is a big mint fan.
The frosting turned out AMAZING.
I loved the added cocoa to it.
The combination of the chocolate mint cupcake and the chocolate buttercream frosting was great.
Just the perfect amount of chocolate and mint !!
I garnished with an Andies Mint !!
I am just getting the swing of how to frost cupcakes using a pastry bag.
It is actually quite fun and pretty easy.
I think it goes faster then by hand !!
And looks nicer !!
They were sooooo good.
I hope you make them soon !!
They are worth it.
Martha Stewart's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
Makes 2 dozen
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla; mix batter until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about one-third full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tea. vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Add the butter to a mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 min. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together. Add the powdered sugar mixture slowly to the butter while mixer is on slow. Mix till light and fluffy again, about 5 min. Add the vanilla and beat 1 more min. until incorporated.