Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Butter Fudge Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting

This is my first food blog.  I have no idea what I am doing as far as the blog is concerned.  I do, however, know what I am doing in the kitchen!  Baking is passed down from one generation to the next in my family.  Too bad the love of exercise isn't passed down...  Anyway, let's talk cupcakes!  I always use box cake mixes and then fancy them up on my own.  They are one of those things that just make life that much easier. :)

Ingredients for cupcakes:
1 Butter Recipe Fudge Cake Mix
3 eggs
7 Tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup water

Ingredients for middle frosting:
1 stick softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Ingredients for frosting on top:
2 Tbsp. softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Here is a picture of the exact cake mix I bought.  I have never used this particular one but it was on sale.

Empty cake mix, water, 7Tbsp. softened butter into a stand mixer.  Use the this attachment to mix the batter for 30 seconds.

I must take a minute to mention that my Kitchen Aid was my grandmother's.  I have always believed that it has magical powers!

Use the whisk attachment for 3 minutes


Place batter into muffin tins (I like to use a cookie scoop).  The batter will need to bake for 18-22 minutes at 325 degrees.


cool the cupcakes on a wire rack

Next I moved onto making the frosting that would be piped into the inside of the cupcake.  Yummy!


 I decided the butter was not getting soft fast enough on the counter so I moved it outside onto the cover of our grill.  The weather today is gorgeous!


I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients before mixing the frosting.  I used the powdered sugar, vanilla, one stick of butter, and milk (whisk until the texture seems right)


 Using a piping bag, I filled the centers of the cupcakes.


 I made another batch of the icing, however, this time I only used 2 Tbsp. of butter.  I topped each cupcake with a small amount of frosting (I figured they were already very sweet due to the frosting in the middle).


Here is a picture of my son displaying the middle of his cupcake.  All three kids gobbled them up in less than 10.5 seconds!

I guess it is a good thing my husband and I did the Insanity workout DVD this morning...maybe I should do it again this afternoon.  Then again,  there is always tomorrow!

Happy baking,
Elizabeth









2 comments:

  1. They look yummy!! Good luck on your new endevor... maybe this will inspire me to get my rear in gear and start writing again! :)

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  2. Great post! I love seeing Grandma's Kitchen Aid as well as the strawberry salt and pepper shakers making an appearance in the first photo. :) Those cupcakes look delicious!

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