Tested till perfect Chocolate Cupcakes With Double-Chocolate Icing
Chocolate Cupcakes With Double-Chocolate Icing
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Chocolate Cupcakes With Double-Chocolate Icing

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By Soo Kim and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2011

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 18 minutes
  • Portion size 12 cupcakes


  • 2 oz 2ozbittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupstrong coffee or water
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmilk
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupunsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1 cup 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1/8 tsp 1/8tspsalt

Double-Chocolate Icing:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsicing sugar
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 2 oz 2ozmilk chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 oz 1ozunsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp 1tspmilk, (approx)
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In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with coffee, whisking until smooth. Whisk milk with cocoa until smooth; stir into chocolate mixture.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with chocolate mixture, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of chocolate, stirring until no streaks remain.

Divide among 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Double-Chocolate Icing: In bowl, beat together butter, icing sugar and salt until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in milk and unsweetened chocolates; beat in milk until smooth, adding up to 1 tsp (5 mL) more if necessary. Spread over cupcakes.

Nutritional Information Per cupcake: about

cal 353 pro 4g total fat 19g sat. fat 11g
carb 46g fibre 2g chol 67mg sodium 111mg
potassium 142mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 11 vit A 13 folate 13
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