Monday, January 3, 2011

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes



As soon as I saw these cupcakes, I really wanted to make them. I think I was mostly excited about the white chocolate buttercream frosting. I've never made a white chocolate frosting before! They were very worth it. I wanted to just eat the white chocolate frosting by myself.. but it tastes even better on the cupcake! The cupcake is almost like a moist brownie, but in cupcake form. I only made a few changes to the recipe, like adding more chocolate and sugar. Next time, I'll just add more butter to the frosting.



Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes
recipe adapted from Disney Family

Ingredients
6 oz semi sweet chocolate
4 tablespoons (half stick) Light butter, room temperature
1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a large pinch of salt

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
3 oz white chocolate
5 tablespoons light butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confections sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin cup with 8 paper liners. Set aside.

Melt the plain chocolate over a pan of hot water and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Cream butter and sugars in a bowl until fluffy then beat in the cooled plain chocolate, followed by an egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder, plus a large pinch of salt, into the bowl and fold in.

Spoon into cupcake (around 2/3 full). Bake for 18-20 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. Allow to cool thoroughly on wire rack.

To make the buttercream, melt the white chocolate in heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together with a pinch of salt then beat in the cooled chocolate. Spread the frosting on the cupcake when cooled, then store in airtight container.

17 comments:

  1. Mmm, white chocolate cupcakes are divine and I'm sure this recipe is no exception. Whenever I've made white chocolate cakes they always have a moist/brownie texture too!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Mmm that frosting sounds amazing! I don't think mine would ever get to the cupcakes ;)

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  3. Yummm! White chocolate buttercream sounds so good!

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  4. I'm with you on that frosting - I'll take that without the cupcake please :)

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  5. Yumm...they look irresistable!

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  6. mmm these do sound really good. :)

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  7. Yum! I do love white chocolate... :)

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  8. OMG. yes, please! :) :)

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  9. Oh my goodness... these look amazing! I need one right now.

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  10. I am always looking for new & tasty cupcake recipes--this sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love your recipe and look delicous Danielle, gloria

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  12. What a lovely blog ... love the recipes !!!

    - Smita
    www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun foods for picky lil eaters )

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  13. I miss your posts....where are you? I hope all is well!

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  14. I love white chocolate. Last year I made a White Choc Mousse. It was soooo tasty. The recipe is on my blog. Just search for "white chocolate mousse". I see that you haven't posted in 2 months. I hope you're doing OK! :o)

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