Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cupcakes for your Sweetheart

Valentines Day Cupcakes
Moist Chocolate -makes 2 doz

1 package German Chocolate Cake mix
16 oz of sour cream
1/4 cup melted butter
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350, place baking cups in muffin pans and coat with cooking spray

Beat first 5 ingredients at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase speed to med for 1 -2 min or until smooth, scrap down sides as needed.
Spoon batter into baking cups 2/3 full

Bake for 20-25 mins or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 1 hour before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 cup softened butter
3 oz cream cheese
16 oz powdered sugar
1/4 milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate morsels, melted

Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy, gradually add powdered sugar, slowly beat in milk and vanilla, increase speed until smooth. Add in 1 cup chocolate morsels and beat until blended and smooth.

Ice cupcakes, top with chopped creme de menth chocolate mints and put them in these adorable cupcake wrappers from Crate and Barrel

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