Looking for a recipe to make this week for a Christmas party?? Or maybe you want to stay in, put on your comfy clothes and bake something really special for your family? Here’s a decadent, perfectly chocolate cupcake from our very own Malary with a simply elegant snowflake on top.
Malary (my niece and Melody’s daughter) is already one of the best cooks and bakers that we know. The cupcake testers around here are moaning and groaning with chocolate-y pleasure….these are some of the moist-est fudgy-est cupcakes you’ll ever make. Enjoy her amazing recipe!
Triple Chocolate Snowflake Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 (4 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 C sour cream
1 C vegetable oil
4 eggs – lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 or 2 C mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350*. Line 2 muffin tins with paper or foil cupcake liners. (This recipe will make about 24 cupcakes.)
Beat the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, eggs, and vanilla on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until well combined. Then fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Fill the muffin wells with batter about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the top of the cupcakes spring back when softly touched. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before you take them out of the muffin tins. Then place them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely before dipping them in the glaze.
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
3 T cocoa powder
3 T milk
1/2 t vanilla
pinch of salt
Whisk all the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. If it seems too thick, add more milk just 1 teaspoon at a time.
Dip the tops of the cooled cupcakes in the chocolate glaze and let the excess drip off. The glaze will harden in about 5 or 10 minutes.
For the snowflakes, melt a bag of white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and then poor into a ziploc bag. Cut a tiny hole in the corner and go to town drawing snowflakes on top of the cupcakes… or any other design you want! These ones have little pearl sprinkles placed on the ends of each snowflake “spoke”.