Monday, May 16, 2011

Chocolate Cupcake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Who doesn't love cupcakes!?  My daughter decided that we couldn't have just regular cream cheese frosting that we needed colors so we had to do greens, blues, and pinks for her with sprinkles of course.  This is a great chocolate cake recipe too.  Super moist and delicious and I love the combination of chocolate and cream cheese.  This is a recipe that I've used quite a few times and this particular time my husband and daughter made these together for me for Mother's Day it has just taken me a while to upload the pictures and post it.  These turned out really good.  He doesn't bake and usually doesn't follow directions very well so the fact that they turned out with him reading and following my directions was awesome!  

Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting  

2 ½ c. flour
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ sticks room temperature butter
2 c. sugar
3 ½ oz. dark chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 ½ c. cold water

Melt chocolate over double broiler then set aside to cool.  Beat butter and sugar together until creamy.  Add in eggs one at a time, then vanilla and cooled melted chocolate.  Slowly add dry ingredients and water rotating between the two starting and ending with dry ingredients.  Place wax paper on the bottom of your round cake pans and cut in a circle to fit bottom, spray sides with a non-stick spray such as Pam.  Pour cake evenly into pans.  Bang on counter a couple times to allow air to escape and to settle cake.  Bake 350° 35-45 minutes or until knife is inserted and pulls out clean.  If doing cupcakes bake for about 18-23 minutes or until knife comes out clean.  Let cool completely before frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

2 sticks melted butter
6 c. powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese (room temp.)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt butter and add to a mixer with paddle attachment with room temperature cream cheese and mix to combine.  Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar.  If too thick add a splash of milk, if too thin add more powdered sugar.  Mix until well combined and lump free.  

1 comment:

  1. Always a favorite, especially at children's parties. :-) Thank you for linking this recipe to Joy of Desserts.