Chocolate Cupcakes With Double-Chocolate Icing

Chocolate Cupcakes With Double-Chocolate Icing Author: Canadian Living Credits: Chocolate Cupcakes With Double-Chocolate Icing

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup strong water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Double-Chocolate Icing:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 oz milk chocolate melted and cooled
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon milk (approx)

Method

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 facts Per cupcake: about

  • Sodium 111 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 353.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 142 mg
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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