Cream-filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Patti Brown

By
@algonacchick

I found this recipe online. Here is the link - allrecipes.com/...detail.aspx The recipe for the cake batter and the filling are from that site, the frosting is from a cookbook called Eat Great, Lose Weight from the folks at Prevention magazine. I've made these cupcakes many times, and they are delicious!


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Comments:

Serves:

30

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

3 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1/3 c
baking cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 c
milk
1 c
canola oil
1 c
water
1 tsp
vanilla

FILLING

1/4 c
butter, softened
1/4 c
shortening
2 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
pinch
salt

CHOCOLATE FROSTING

2 2/3 c
confectioners' sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/2 c
cocoa powder
1 tsp
vanilla
3 tsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients for cake. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
2
Pour eggs, milk, oil, water and vanilla into well.
3
Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
4
Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full.
5
Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
6
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
7
For cream filling: In a mixing bowl, combine butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla and salt; beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
8
Using a melon baller, remove some cake from the top of each cupcake, fill with cream filling, then replace removed cake. An even easier way to fill these: Take a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, plunge it into the top of each cupcake and squeeze filling into each one. Use whichever method you prefer.
9
For chocolate frosting: In a food processor or large bowl, combine half of confectioner's sugar, butter, cocoa and vanilla extract
10
Process or beat until confectioner's sugar dissolves.
11
Add remaining confectioner's sugar and 2 teaspoons milk. Process or beat until just smooth.
12
If frosting is too thick, add remaining 1 teaspoon milk.
13
Frost cupcakes. This is the best chocolate frosting I've ever tried. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American