Lover's Chocolate Cupcakes
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Valentine's Day Chocolate Cupcakes are elegant and gourmet treats made with no special skills and equipment. Show your Valentine how much you love them!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15
Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • 15 oz box chocolate cake mix (Devil's Food or Chocolate Fudge)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup coffee, room temperature
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
Vanilla Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 oz chocolate
  • sugar sprinkles, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, yogurt, and coffee. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Fill liners ⅔ full with batter.
  4. Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  5. For the vanilla frosting, place butter in a large mixing bowl. Give it a good beat until smooth. After that, add cream cheese and blend until mixture is fully combined and smooth. This takes about 30 seconds. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat on low speed for around 30 seconds, then increase to medium-high speed and beat for 1 minute until fluffy.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. For better results, print the tracing template.
  7. Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.
  8. Transfer the chocolate to a squeeze bottle/piping bagor ziptop bag with a small hole snipped in one corner. Hold bag about 1-inch above the sheet, then gently squeeze, tracing the designers.
  9. Let the chocolate cool 20 minutes to harden up, or place in the fridge to speed up this process.
  10. Frost the cupcakes and place the toppers. Top the frosting with sprinkles, if desired. Enjoy!
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