Are you still searching for an awesome cupcake? Well, look no further…seriously people, this one made me jump for joy. One, because it’s chocolate. Two, because it’s filled. Three, because it’s topped with real whipped hot chocolate frosting. Four, I had all the ingredients on hand…lol. Need I say more?
I don’t really want to give away my age, but I’m up there and I’ve tried a lot of cupcake recipes. While there have been good ones, there hasn’t really been one that I loved…until now. Lucky for me, I found this wonderful cupcake recipe on Pinterest from Julianne at Beyond Frosting blog.
Now, I will say that I didn’t follow her exact recipe. Heck, I hardly ever follow an entire recipe exactly as it is written because I like to change things to suit our taste. However, the frosting and the cupcake came from Julianne’s blog, which I added to my awesome blog board on Pinterest. The cupcake recipe I followed was from her Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcake recipe and the frosting from her Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream recipe. The inside filling came from a Cream Filled Cupcake recipe from the allrecipes.com site.
I think the combination of the sweet cream filling and the light whipped cream frosting made the perfect cupcake for us. This is definitely one to try.
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup hot chocolate mix (I used Nestle hot chocolate mix)
- Place pan in oven and bake for 12 minutes. If you are using the standard size liners, you’ll need to increase your bake time to 14-16 minutes.
- Let cupcakes cool completely.
- Core center of cupcakes and set aside.
- Blend together softened butter, shortening, milk, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Add in powdered sugar. Blend till smooth and creamy.
- Pipe filling into cored cupcakes.
- Take a metal bowl and place in freezer for 15-20 minutes. *If you don’t have a metal bowl, you can use two glass nesting bowls as a substitute. Take the larger glass bowl and fill with ice. Place the smaller bowl into the bowl with ice.*
- Pour heavy whipping cream and hot chocolate into cold mixing bowl.
- Whip on high until stiff peaks form.
- Place whipped cream into pastry bag and frost cupcakes.
- Place cupcakes in refrigerator till ready to eat.