Sunday, June 5, 2011

Double Fudge Cupcakes

I am a big birthday person.  When it is your birthday you get the whole week to celebrate.  So for my hubby's birthday week, we made home these cupcakes.  They are truly for those chocolate lovers out there.  People from his work couldn't believe that they were home made.  They all thought they were ordered and bought from a bakery.  Very flattering.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes
1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream {or half and half}
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ melted
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix together cake, eggs and cream.  When well blended, fold him melted chocolate chips and regular chocolate chips.  

Pour batter into cupcake liners.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.  Let cupcake cool completely. 

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz block cream cheese ~ softened
1/2 cup butter ~ softened
3 3/4 - 4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth and light.  Add in powdered sugar and vanilla.  Blend all together.  Add in cocoa powder and mix till frosting it fluffy.  Frost cupcakes and refrigerate. 

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