Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate, chocolate… and more chocolate! Who could possibly ask for more?

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I guess it’s about time that the other half of this baking duo made a contribution to these delicious goodies, and what could be a better first post than the greatest chocolate cupcakes ever?

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These come out super super soft and moist every time!

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This recipe can also be used for cake! I’ve been told that the cake taste like store-bought-super-moist cake…but better!

 

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

Cupcake/Cake Mix:

2 cups white sugar

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup canola oil

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

1 cup chocolate chips

as many mini milk chocolate squares as there are cupcakes (about 35)

Icing:

3/4 chocolate chips

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

3/4 cups mini white chocolate/milk chocolate chips (or anything else that can be placed on top)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners
  2. In a large bowl, stir sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  3. Beat in the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Stir in the boiling water and then stir in the chocolate chips immediately after so that they melt. The batter should be thin.
  5. Pour a small layer of batter into each cupcake hole in prepared cupcake pan. Place one mini chocolate square into each cupcake hole then add 1-2 more layers of batter on top.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes (do the toothpick test, just to double check) and then allow them to cool.
  7. For the icing, in a double boiler (or just a pot half full of water with a metal bowl rested on top), over hot water, combine the chocolate chips, butter, honey, and vanilla (in the bowl) until smooth.
  8. Use a spoon to spread the icing on top of each cupcake.
  9. Finally, sprinkle the mini chocolate chips (or any other desired topping) on top of the cupcakes before the icing cools and hardens.

 

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com

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