Who doesn’t love chocolate? Is there any better way to celebrate the most important women in your life than by baking some delicious milk chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate icing offered to Unabashedly Bookish readers exclusively from Sandra Lee? Happy Mother’s Day everyone.
Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Icing
1 box (18.25 ounces) box milk chocolate cake mix
1¼ cups chocolate milk
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (divided)
½ cup heavy cream
Small silver dragées for decorating
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 12-cup cupcake tins with silver foil paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, chocolate milk, and oil. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl to be sure batter is well incorporated.
In a microwave at 10 second intervals, melt ½ cup of the semisweet chocolate chips. Add 1 cup of the batter to the melted chocolate and stir well to combine. Place into a plastic releasable bag and cut off the corner. Take a small ice cream scoop and fill each cupcake liner with 1 scoop of cake batter, about a quarter of the way up the sides. Pipe about 1 tablespoon batter with melted chocolate in each batter filled cup. Top each with another scoop of the remaining cake batter.
Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 minute before removing and cooling completely on a wire cooling rack.
To Make the Icing: Heat the cream in a saucepan over low heat to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in remaining chocolate chips until completely combined. While still slightly warm dip the tops of cupcakes in the chocolate icing. Place back on the wire rack, sprinkle with dragées, and allow icing to set.
Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Sandra Lee’s newest cookbook Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook, and her many other Semi-Homemade cookbooks, are available for purchase at your local Barnes & Noble or visit BN.com to purchase on-line.
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