Mini Morsel Cupcakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 cupcakes (2 dozen)

Description

Perfect for taking to school on birthdays, these chocolate Mini Morsel Cupcakes are topped with creamy chocolate frosting and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
  • FROSTING
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

FOR CUPCAKES:
PREHEAT
oven to 375º F. Paperline or grease 24 muffin cups.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in 3/4 cup morsels. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in pans for 10 minutes on wire racks; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost; sprinkle with remaining morsels.

FOR FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
1 cup morsels in a medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Beat powdered sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract and melted chocolate in small mixing bowl until creamy.

LOVED BY ALL

by d. donna , CT on Oct. 2013

have been making this recipe for over a decade and it always gets rave reviews from children and adults alike. i've never frosted, as the cupcakes are moist and flavorful and the sprinkling of chocolate chips add richness and wonderful flavor. Highly recommended - so easy to make and yields a couple dozen. p.s. have made as mini cupcakes too.

Cupcakes

by O. OLGA , ARLINGTON, VA on Jul. 2010

I love Cupcakes and this looks fantastic.

Delicious

by M. Monir , on Jun. 2010

These were creamy and good!!

cup cake

by R. Ronda , Apple Valley,Ca on May. 2010

my grandson loves them

Alternative

by Y. Yolanda , , on Mar. 2010

Try the mini morsels on cream cheese frosting. Absolutely heavenly! Not all of my children are fans of chocolate frosting so this allows everyone to "have (their) cupcake and eat it, too!"

Very Nice

by r. rashmi , , on Mar. 2010

I tried it at my friends place.. really nice.

yummay!

by M. Mark , on Mar. 2010

these are so perfect for all around yearly snacking. Great stuff!

GREAT

by S. Shannon , Louisville, KY on Mar. 2010

Great for birthday parties

just perfect

by s. sharon , Festus, MO on Mar. 2010

These are the perfect size for a quick sweet treat.

yummy

by r. renee , HAMLIN, ME on Mar. 2010

Very good, will do again!