Saturday, April 12, 2014

Katie's Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

1/4 cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 ounces chocolate Hershey bar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup + 1 TBSP canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp half
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup water

  1. Preheat over 350
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix butter and sugar until fully combines and looks like wet sand.
  3. Melt the Hershey Bar in microwave or double boiler, cool.
  4. Add cooled chocolate to butter sugar mixture.
  5. Mix in eggs and egg yolks one at a time until just combined.
  6. Mix in oil, vanilla and sour cream until just combined
  7. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder into a separate medium-sized bowl. Combine well with a fork or whisk.
  8. Add dry ingredients to wet in three additions, mixing until just combined after each addition.
  9. Mix in water until just combined.
  10. Fill 16 cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  11. Bake 18 minutes - a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake should come out clean. If they are not done, check again every three minutes until done.
  12. Immediately remove cupcakes from the tin and place on a cooking rack or on the counter to cool.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2-4 TBSP heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Mix butter and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in powdered sugar until combined. Add flour, then cream, vanilla mixing until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.