The Shirley Cupcake
I noticed after these little cuppys are baked they don't have that pretty dark glossy texture that my other chocolate cupcakes have but don't worry this is normal.
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2cup sifted cake flour (sift then measure)
1 cup granulated Splenda
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2sticks unsalted butter room temp
2 lg eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
The How To
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine cocoa and boiling water. Whisk and blend until smooth, and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine flour, Splenda, baking soda and salt.
Add butter and mix until the mixture is crumbly.
|This tasted slightly like sugar cookie dough.|
In a separate bowl, combine eggs, milk, cocoa mixture and vanilla.
Add 1/3 of the chocolate mixture to the mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until every thing is combined. then increase to medium speed and beat for an additional 30 seconds.
Add another 1/3 of the wet mixture to the mixer bowl. Repeat, until all of the wet mixture has been added and batter is smooth.
Fill tins 3/4 full. Bake for 18mins rotating the tins halfway through the bake time. Test the centers with a toothpick if it comes out clean then they are done. Let cool for 10mins in the tins on a wire rack then remove from tin and let cool completely before adding the filling and frosting.
Now set these aside because it's frosting time!!
Whipped Chocolate Frosting
1 teaspoon of strong prepared coffee can replace the chocolate extract if you don't have it on hand.
2oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
4 tablespoon Splenda
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
1 teaspoon chocolate extract
The How To
Take the 2oz of chocolate and melt it in a double boiler until smooth. Pour chocolate into the bowl of a stand mixter and let cool for at least 10 mins.
Beat on medium speed and add the butter, Splenda, vanilla and chocolate extract. Beat until fluffy, about 3mins.
Now frost away!!!
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