Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chocolate Explosion Mini Cupcakes

So once again (like the post before this one) I was in charge of desserts for the tailgate party before the football game today! By the way, my Aggies won! But any who I was trying to come up with something easy and delicious and let me tell you--these were an ABSOLUTE hit! I made 60 of these mini cupcakes and had 4 left on the platter after the tailgate party was over! So I thought that this was an absolute "must-share" recipe! So here it is:


  • 8 Chocolate peanut butter cups (the regular size, not the minis)
  • 1 Box of chocolate fudge cake mix (with all ingredients to make the cake)
  • 3/4 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees & stick the peanut butter cups in the refrigerator to make it easier to chop. Line 60 mini (about 1 1/2 inch) muffin cups with the paper baking cups. Then prepare batter of cake mix (use directions on the box). Then take out 4 chocolate peanut butter cups and finely chop them. After cake batter is mixed well, toss in the finely chopped chocolate peanut butter cups and then mix well. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup two-thirds full. Bake for about 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool for 15 minutes one out of the oven. Remove from pans; and then let cool for 10 more minutes. While letting the cupcakes cool bring whipping cream to a boil over medium-high heat. Place chocolate chips in a bowl and set aside. Take boiling whipping cream and pour over chocolate chips--and let stand for 5 minutes without stirring. After 5 minutes; stir the mixture until smooth and thick. The glaze will thicken as it cools, put it in the refrigerator for several minutes to help it thicken. After glaze is done cooling and is thick enough, dip the tops of the cooled cupcakes in the chocolate glaze. Take the remaining chocolate peanut butter cups and finely chop--sprinkle on top of the cupcakes. And then finally--ENJOY! Everyone have a great Saturday night, don't do anything I wouldn't do ;)

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