#ChocolateCupcakes #StrawberryCupcakes #EasyRecipes
Valentine’s Day will soon be here and if you need a fantastic cupcake recipe for your sweetheart, here are two fantastic options! The chocolate cupcake is moist and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, topped with a silky smooth chocolate frosting and topped with chocolate curls.
The strawberry cupcake recipe is loaded with fresh strawberries and topped with a lightly sweetened cream cheese frosting flavored with dehydrated strawberries that creates a wonderful color and burst of strawberry flavor!
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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE RECIPE
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2 Tbsp (30ml) Dark Chocolate Chips
½ cup (50 g) unsweetened Cocoa powder
½ cup (120 ml) hot water
1 cup (200 g) of sugar
½ cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
1 ½ (7.5 ml) tsp vanilla
2/3 cups (80 g) of flour
¾ tsp (8.75 ml) salt
½ tsp (2.5 ml) baking soda
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
16 oz (450g) whipped cream cheese
1½ cup ( 170g) powdered sugar
4 Tbsp (25g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup (177ml) heavy cream
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
Dark Chocolate curls for garnish I used this chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s https://amzn.to/3Jlpj9Q
Preheat oven to 350F (175 C) degrees. Line a 12-well muffin tin with cupcake papers.
In a large heat safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and the cocoa powder. Then pour the hot water over the top to combine. Add the sugar and oil, whisk to combine. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth. Add the vanilla. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture, in thirds, stirring gently with a wire whisk until combined.
Fill the cupcake wells ¾ of the way full. Bake 17 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting combine cream cheese, cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a bowl and with an electric mixer beat until combined. Add heavy cream and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
Fit a pastry bag with your favorite star tip, pipe frosting, and garnish with chocolate curls made with a potato peeler and a dark chocolate bar.
STRAWBERRY CUPCAKE RECIPE
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¾ cup (180 ml) melted butter
¼ cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
¾ cup (150g) sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup (210 g) flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
½ tsp (2.5ml) salt
1 cup (150g) fresh strawberries, diced
16 oz (450g) whipped cream cheese
2/3 cup (65g) powdered sugar
1 package (1.2 oz/34g) of freeze-dried strawberries. I like this brand: https://amzn.to/33hiabl
1/3 cup (79ml) heavy cream
Fresh strawberries for garnishing
Preheat oven to 425F (218C).
In a large bowl mix together the butter, oil, eggs, water, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, in thirds, until combined. Then fold in the strawberries.
Scoop batter into muffins tins lined with muffin papers 2/3 of the way full. Bake 16-18 mins until golden brown and risen.
For the frosting:
Pulse the entire bag of dehydrated strawberries in a food processor until a dust forms. Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 tbsp (15ml) of the strawberry dust -for light pink, or the entire quantity for Dark pink. NOTE: If not using all the strawberry dust save it for pancakes or smoothies!
Beat the mixture until smooth, then slowly add the heavy cream and beat until smooth and creamy. Transfer the frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, and pipe onto the cupcake. Slice a ripe strawberry in half vertically, and garnish with the sliced strawberry, cut side facing out.
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