Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cupcakes Galore!

Happy Tuesday All:) We're almost to hump day, Wednesday which means half way through the week!!!

This past weekend, I was a mission to make a couple different kinds of cupcakes.  I thought, cupcakes are going to be pretty quick and easy to make, so why not try a couple different ones!  Well, I was right on the easy part(or at least the ones that I whipped put together, but I wasn't right on it being quick.  I found many different recipes on the lovely and addicting Pinterest.  So, I made my cupcakes from one of the recipes I found off the net!

The cupcakes were easy, but took about 2.5 - 3 hours to make and didn't get started until 7 o'clock at night!  So, by the time I had all the cupcakes ready to go, I still had to clean up and didn't get to bed until 11:30 or midnight!  Oh well, it was worth it!  They are soo moist, and delicious!

Now, on to the best part, the recipe and mouth-watering pictures:)

These were quite the hit at with the hubby! They were yummy and I can't get enough.  The frosting on this cupcake turned out wonderfully.  It was the right consisentency, thick, and wasn't grainy looking from the addition of the powdered sugar.

I found this recipe from this website.  I made some changes to the recipe, to try to cut back on the calories(even though, it didn't help much:-/ )

In order to make these delightful cupcakes, you will need:

For the Chocolate Cake:
1 box of Devil's Food cake mix
1/2 c of oil
1 c of light sour cream
3/4 c of buttermilk
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla

For the buttercream frosting:
6 tblsps of butter
8 oz of light cream cheese
3 c of powdered sugar
1 tblsp of heavy cream or milk
1 tsp of peppermint extract
2 or 3 splashes of green food coloring

For the mint filling:
2 tblsps of heavy cream
1/3 c of chocolate chips
1 tsp of peppermint extract
1/4 c of powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Mix together all of the ingredients for the chocolate cake. Try to get out all of the lumps in the batter, but don't over mix.

3.  Place the cupcake liners into the cupcake pan.  Then spoon in the batter until 2/3 of the cupcake liner is filled.  Put in oven for 15-17 minutes.

4. While that is baking, you will start to make your mint filling.  Take out a small pot and put the heavy cream and chocolate chips into the pan on low to medium low heat.  Melt completely.  Then stir in the peppermint extract and the powdered sugar.  Put filling into a squeeze bottle and once cupcakes come out of the oven squeeze the filling into them:) just like the pictures show!

Mint Filling

Chocolate cupcakes fresh from the oven!
Put filling in bottle and squeeze filling into cupcake!

 5.  Take cupcakes out of pan and let cool.  While waiting for them to cool grab your ingredients for your frosting and whip your frosting together.

The frosting is very creamy!
 6. Frost your cupcakes and place a York peppermint on top and they are ready to be enjoyed and served!!! 

Creamy filling
The filling in these taste just like a peppermint patty!  It is so yummy and such a nice little surprise in the middle!
Cupcakes Love!
 Well, I hope you like the cupcake recipe and as always, thanks for stopping by:):):)

Until next time!!!!!
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  1. oh my gosh, those look AMAZING! I will seriously have to try these like asap!

    1. Laurie these are so yummy! The cake is so moist and the combo of the chocolate and mint is perfect.

  2. My mouth is drooling...these look amazing. I would love if you shared it on my link party.



    1. I would love to share this post at your linky party!!!

    2. Oh wow! I love anything mint and chocolate!! I could not live at your house. You make way too may yummy things!! However at the next party I go to I really think I am gonna make these!

  3. These look so good! I'd love one right now! I'm tweeting them. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  4. WOW, These look amazing! I'm not a big chocolate person but I DO love chocolate and peppermint together :)
    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Runs through Monday each week)

    Have a great day,

    1. I will have to share these at your Creative Thursday and I may just share my other cupcakes too:)

  5. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!!! :-)

    1. They are quite tasty, especially the peppermint in the middle of the cupcake. It's a nice little surprise.


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