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Monday, May 18, 2009

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

I'll be making cupcakes for my friend's baby shower coming up in a few weeks, and I wanted to do a trial batch. For the shower, I'm going to do three different cupcakes some sort of chocolate, lemon poppy seed, and a vanilla.

Here's s a recipe I put together from other recipes to make these chocolate cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting!

For the cupcakes:
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Dissolve cocoa in water; let stand until cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well. Add cocoa mixture; beat well.
  2. Pour into lined or greased cupcake cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.
Of course, you need to let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting. Then, if you'd like to use frosting tips, just spoon the frosting into the bags or "frosting machine". I can't remember the exact name, haha! I found it best to start frosting from the inside out in a spiral-like motion! After I frosted the cupcakes, I crushed some Oreos and sprinkled them on top! I think it really helped the presentation of the cupcake! I hope you try this recipe, you can get really creative with cupcakes. I had fun making them!



Have a blessed day!


16 sweet comments:

PamperingBeki said...

Holy cow, those look amazing!!!

(love your new hair too!)

Leah said...

Those look soooo yummy!!! :)

momma said...

if i liked cream cheese - these would be delicious, i'm sure!

you need to link this up to tuesdays at the table. stop at my blog tomorrow for the link!

Barb said...

yum looks like you did a wonderful job and I'm sure they taste as good as they look....Barb

Heather said...

ooh these sound yummy! i may have to try making these when we return from our trip!

Miller Racing Family said...

Now this looks wonderful. I will be printing off this recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Kristen said...

Hi Brittany! This recipe sounds amazing! I would love to use this recipe for a bridal shower that I am planning next month. Hmmm.... thanks for sharing! :) How have you been?
Kristen

jenjen said...

Ohhhh - I want one! How yummy! I will add that to my list. I love cupcakes!

XOOX
Jen

Carol said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

Blessings,
Carol

Elena said...

Wow, those cupcakes look sooo good! You did beautiful job.

Where My Treasure Is said...

Those look absolutely delicious!

Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

-Kari

Sharon said...

You are such a wonderful baker Brittany! Those look delicious! I'm so proud of you honey!

Love, Mom

Charree said...

Mmmmmmm...

OceanDreams said...

Yummy, if only I could have cream cheese! I always tell my friends that I will love to have cheese again in heaven. Lol. Have fun baking; always love your new creations!

Debra said...

Oh yummm, those look delicious and beautiful too! I'm sure they will be a hit.

BTW, thank you for your kind and encouraging comment and especially for your prayers, I do appreciate it. You are so sweet! :)

the voice of melody said...

Hi, I came over from Carol's blog and I'm glad I did! What a cozy place this is to visit. :)

Those cupcakes look so good, I'm sure they'll be a hit.

Many sweet blessings!

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