Saturday, September 25, 2010
Oh my cupcake!
My sis in law is having a baby girl in just a few weeks and we celebrated today with a shower. I was in charge of cake which for me, translated to cupcakes. Of course I had to make the salted caramel crowd pleasers, but wanted to couple them with something new, equally as yummy, and of course chocolate. Let me tell you, I have discovered the cupcake of all cupcakes. By far, and I really mean it, the best cupcake in the world. And lucky for you, I am taking a little break from eating them (I am between my second and third ones of the day) to let you know how to make some of your own- cause I know you won't want to share!
Make a chocolate fudge cake mix as directed on the box. Fill 24 cupcakes with the batter. Now here's the yummiest part. Mix 6 oz cream cheese (softened), 1 egg and 1/4 cup sugar until really smooth. Then stir 1 cup of chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. Now drop 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each cupcake- it will sink in some. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Take them out and let them completely cool. Now for the frosting. Mix 2 packages of cream cheese (16 oz. total), and 1 stick unsalted butter until smooth. Then add 2 teaspoons vanilla and 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth and stiff. Put it in a ziploc, snip the corner, and squeeze away. Top with mini chocolate chips. Now go make them now- I guarantee you will love.