Chocolatiest of Cupcakes | Pink Wings
Our house is overflowing with chocolate right now so I went a little crazy with these...chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, crushed Oreos, Nutella and a chocolate almond. May seem like overload but...it's really not.
These were for a fundraiser (along with my macarons last time). I made two desserts so that if one fell through I would have a back-up (never know what will happen when you are improvising in a hotel kitchen!). They both turned out perfect though.

Rating: 9/10
Why: Hubby who doesn't even really like cake ended up devouring the majority of the leftovers. He said the cake was super moist (agree!), and you really can't beat the fact that it's just doctored cake mix. The one improvement is the frosting. I made this frosting because it had great reviews but it wasn't my favorite...too much cocoa flavor. I'd rather have a frosting made with real chocolate. Also I prefer lighter, whipped frostings...but I had to use a stable butter cream because all of the fundraiser desserts sat at room temp through the night.




Chocolatiest of Cupcakes
Makes about 20
Basically follow the cake mix directions, but replace the water with condensed milk & cream, and the oil with butter
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 c sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1/4 c light sour cream
  • 3/4 c heavy cream or half & half
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • crushed Oreos (about 4)
  • Nutella
  • chocolate almonds for garnish
Frosting:
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2.5 c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F and prep cupcake cups or liners.

Prepare the cake mix according to directions, replacing the water with the condensed milk & cream, and the oil with melted butter. If using baking cups, only fill halfway with batter. If using liners, fill 2/3. Bake 18-23 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely.

While they are cooling, make the frosting by creaming together the butter and cocoa powder. Add in the powdered sugar a half cup at a time while continuing to beat. Then add the vanilla and combine. Pour in the milk just a bit at a time, stopping once you reach your desired consistency. 

To assemble:

Spread a layer of Nutella on top of each cooled cupcake. Pipe some frosting on top of that, sprinkle with Oreo crumbs, and garnish with a chocolate almond. 

Frosting recipe adapted from Lauren's Latest.

14 comments

  1. Wow, it looks delicious :O i have to try it! thanks for sharing

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  2. Want!!! Nutella on cupcakes sounds perfect.

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  3. wow! these are really beautifully made cupcakes! :)

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  4. Your food pictures always make me drool.....yum!

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    1. Thanks :) I really need to stop baking though, especially because I've been terrible at working out lately >.<

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  5. Those look delish!!! I need to bake them right now!

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  6. Ha ha - I love the 'chocolate baking back up plan'. Your cupcakes look amazing!
    Claire xx | somewhere... beyond the sea

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    1. Lol yeah I can be a perfectionist sometimes so I always need a backup. And thank you!

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