Double Express Cupcakes & Dark Chocolate Frosting

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Gretchen Beaulieu

By
@Gretchen_Beaulieu

I developed this recipe to help my daughter raise money for a mission trip, and they were a big hit. You can make this as a cake also.

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Serves:
24
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    sugar, granulated
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    hershey's dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp
    instant expresso
  • FROSTING

  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    meringue powder
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 c
    hershey's dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 lb
    confectioners' sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    cream or halfnhalf

How to Make Double Express Cupcakes & Dark Chocolate Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Line muffin tin with paper liners. Heat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for one minute.
  4. Stir espresso into the boiling water and slowly add to mixer bowl (the batter will be thin, don’t worry, this is right). Fill liners 2/3 full with batter. (Use a large measuring cup with a pour spout, and then pour the batter into the liners.)
  5. Bake cupcakes for approximately 18-22 minutes.
    Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
  6. FOR FROSTING: In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine first five ingredients. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Decrease speed to stir; add vanilla and gradually add cocoa and sugar alternating with cream a tbsp at the time until frosting is smooth.
    Frost cupcakes as desired.

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About Double Express Cupcakes & Dark Chocolate Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #chocolate



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