cream filled cupcakes

cream filled cupcakes

By:
pamela f
Edited on Jan 11, 2010

The hostess cupcake but better

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 -1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 -1/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
1 -1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs

For the filling and swirl:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
1 -1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Glaze :
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Directions

Heat oven to 350 Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend .Combine the buttermilk and vanilla in a measuring cup.

Beat the butter and sugar in a medium bowl with a

electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition . Add the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk mixture starting and ending with the flour mixture.

Divide the batter between the prepared muffin pans .Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean 18 to 20 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes .Invert and cool completely.

Filling and swirl:
Beat butter in a medium size bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add powered sugar .Add 2 tablespoons of the milk and beat 5 minutes until almost white and light and fluffy. Add additional milk if mixture is too thick. Spoon frosting into
a pastry bag fitted with a medium -size plain round tip. Remove cakes from pan .Insert tip of pastry bag into top of cakes, about 1/2 inch deep and squeeze.

Meanwhile ,make the Glaze ,Heat the cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just comes to a boil.

Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips

cover and let stand 5 minutes .Whisk till smooth .

Dip the tops of the filled cupcakes into the chocolate glaze .Place on a cooling rack to set for 10 minutes.

Change the piping tip for the vanilla frosting to a smaller round tip .Pipe decorative swirls on top of each glazed cup cake

Makes 24

prep time 20 minutes

bake time 20 minutes



Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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