Tasty Tuesday! Blog Hop #Recipe

I whipped up these moist little numbers for Valentine’s Day. These sweet little cupcakes are so moist and fluffy…ugh, now I want one and obviously I don’t have any on hand. I bought this book right before Border’s went bust and I am so glad I did. An ENTIRE book of cupcakes. AMEN! There is just something about a cupcake that makes me tingle with delight. Its just a perfect creation. A single serving of cake with frosting. And, I have a special way to eat mine. I like to cut the cake part of the cupcake in half and place that half on top of the frosting. Any one else do this or am I a weirdo?! This recipe doesn’t call for frosting, but I took them to the next level and added some! Oh. Yes. I. Did. 
Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes
Ingredients:
  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter room temperature
  5. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  7. 3 large eggs
  8. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup milk
  10. 8 ounces semisweet chocolate cut into 1/2-inch chances (or 8 ounces chocolate chips)
Method:
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • WIth an electric mixer on medium high speed, cream butter and both sugars until pale and fluffily. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla.. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the milk, and beating until combined after each. Stir in chocolate chunks by hand.
  • Fill each lined cup with 1/4 cup batter. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until pale golden and a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be store up to 3 days at room temperature in airtight containers.
Fluffy Vanilla Frosting
Ingredients:
  1. 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 1 pound (4 cups) confections’ sugar, sifted
  3. 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Method:
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter on medium-high speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes. 
  • Reduce speed to medium. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed; after every additions, raise speed to high and beat 10 seconds to aerate frosting, then return to medium. This process should take about 5 minutes. Frosting will be very pale and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, and beat until frosting is smooth. Can be refrigerated up to 10 days in an airtight container. Before using, bring to room temperature, and beat on low speed until smooth again, about 5 minutes. 

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of two girls under four, originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut with her husband and dog. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.

Comments

  1. An entire book dedicated to cupcakes- I love it! Cupcakes are my absolute favorite. I especially love red velvet! Chocolate chunk cupcakes looks fantastic!!

  2. The cupcakes are beautiful – perfect for pinning of course! And making me hungry just looking at them too!

  3. Yum yum!! And look how pretty those cupcakes are!!

  4. Oh gosh, these love DIVINE! You know how long I've wanted to make cupcakes from scratch? TOO long! I often look at the books at B&N and fantasize about wearing some great apron and whipping them all up. Maybe I'll have to do this SOON. ;)

    Hope you're having a good week! <3

  5. Oh my… more cupcakes! I love it!

    I happened upon your blog through a link in one of the PaperLi's. This one to be exact…. http://t.co/yatbgv8q

    And I've been looking for a recipe link up (not very hard though) for my weekly feature, The Monday Menu! Thank you for hosting this.

  6. Your cupcakes are beautiful!! Well done!

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