I mix and match different cakes with frostings and centers from time to time. This combo is one of my favorites I put together These are decadent. Chocolate pudding filled chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting. A triple chocolate dream. :) Use your favorite cake mix to make these yummy creations. Most of all. They are very easy to make.
follow direction on cake mix for cupcakes. Make the cupcakes and cool.
Make the filling while cupcakes are baking:In a saucepan combine cocoa,cornstarch and sugar. Make sure to eliminate lumps in cocoa before adding milk.heat and stir until thickened. Leave on warm burner
beat egg yolks in a bowl. Get a wire whisk. Pour a little chocolate mixture in to the egg yolks,and stir with whisk. Add more,and whisk together well and quickly so you don't cook the egg.
Pour egg mixture into chocolate mixture on stove and stir well.cook on medium heat 3 minutes or so. remove from heat,Add butter,salt,and vanilla,and stir until well combined. Pour in to bowl refrigerate covered with plastic wrap set on top of pudding so no skin forms.
make the frosting: beat cream cheese until smooth.Add butter and beat some more. add vanilla,and powdered chocolate,and syrup.beat well.Add the sugar a little at a time while beating. Beat until smooth,and add milk to get to the consistency you want.
Get the cooled cupcakes,and cooled pudding mixture.
Cut a bit out of the top of cupcakes carefully, leaving a small well.Fill hole with pudding and replace cut out piece to top of cupcake,then frost. That is it.