Friday, September 23, 2011

What I Love: Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes

Hey Beauties!
A pretty & elegant cupcake called "Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes" recipe is a little more tricky than your regular cupcake but It tastes amazing!
Here is how to make them below..

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Total Time
1:20 Hr:Mins
24 cupcakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 to 2 teaspoons butter flavor or vanilla
2 heaping tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1 cup chocolate chips (6 oz)

Cream Cheese Icing:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons butter flavor or vanilla
24 chocolate curls

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients except chocolate chips with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes, or until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out almost clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from muffin pans. Cool completely.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in butter flavor until icing is creamy. Place in decorating bag fitted with tip; pipe large swirls on tops of cupcakes. Top with chocolate curls. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 24 cupcakes

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
"Let kids go down the list of ingredients and help you gather everything from the pantry. The youngest always gets the job of placing the cupcake liners in the pan. This will make them feel important while the oldest gets to measure out ingredients. I let my oldest pour the measured ingredients in and then my youngest gets to add chocolate chips once she is done with the cupcake liners. Turn the oven light on once you have them in the oven so everyone can watch! My youngest has been known to pull up a chair and sit there watching during the whole "show"! I make the icing, and the kids are both taste testers to make sure it’s good enough for their cupcakes. Give each child a bowl of icing and a butter knife and let them ice their cupcakes, providing chocolate sprinkles and chocolate chips to use as decorations. Share with family and friends and brag on what a wonderful job the kids did!" - Christy Jordan

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 310(Calories from Fat 150),Total Fat 16g(Saturated Fat 8g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 55mg;Sodium 230mg;Total Carbohydrate 39g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 30g),Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 6.00%;Vitamin C 0.00%;Calcium 8.00%;Iron 6.00%;Exchanges:1 Starch;0 Fruit;1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;3 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:2 1/2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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