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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

First a bit of something fun!  I would like to thank Jess and Lyns at All Things Cupcake  who selected me as one of the Cupcake Talent Picks of the Week!  All Things Cupcake features loads of beautiful cupcake pictures, as well as other awesome cupcake related items.  Check it out, and thanks again for choosing my cupcake!

Now, on to what you came here for … cupcakes!

When I was growing up my mother would make chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate frosting for me to take to school on my birthday.  I have fond memories of this particular cupcake and since my birthday is just around the corner I thought I would go a little retro and make some.

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes 

My mom always made these cupcakes from a mix, but I wanted to use a scratch recipe for my cakes.  I had a recipe for yellow cake that I cut down, added some chocolate chips and scooped it into paper liners.  I frosted them with a simple dutch chocolate buttercream and they took me back to elementary school, except without the peer pressure and teachers.

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes by hand, or by using your mixer sparingly.  The more you mix the tougher these cupcakes will be.  They require a light touch, but that is not a bad thing.  What it boils down to is this requires very little work for a spectacular result.

Chocolate Chip Cupcake Fixins'

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes    Yield 18 cupcakes

6 oz butter
7.5 oz sugar
2 eggs
1 oz golden syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz buttermilk
7 oz all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 oz mini-chocolate chips

 Heat your oven to 350 F and prepare the cupcake pan with paper liners.  Allow the butter, eggs and buttermilk to come to room temperature. 

Cream the butter, sugar, golden syrup, and vanilla.  Mix until just combined.

Mix the eggs with the buttermilk, then in a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients.

Add the buttermilk mixture alternately with the flour into the butter mixture.  Do not over mix.

Fold in the chips then scoop the batter into paper liners making sure the liner is no more than half full. 

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes - Cooling

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the centers spring back when pressed gently.  Allow to for five minutes in the pan, then turn out into a wire rack to cool completely. 

 

Chocolate Chip Cupcake 

Frost and devour!

Dutch Chocolate Frosting   Yield enough to frost 20 cupcakes

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder (I prefer Hershey’s Special Dark)
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 – 6 tablespoons milk or half&half

Cream the butter and cocoa powder until smooth. 

Add the vanilla, powdered sugar and milk.  Mix until smooth.  If the frosting is too loose add more powdered sugar by the 1/4 cup until it reaches the desired consistency.

Chocolate Chip Cupcake

Frost as desired.

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9 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cupcakes”

  1. Marysol says:

    Kelly, if my mom would’ve made cupcakes like those for me to share with my classmates, they would’ve never made it to school.

    I love that you use real ingredients, in the cupcake batter as well as in the frosting. No tofu here. And the pictures show the luscious results.

  2. Lyns says:

    These just look so rich and moist and lucious. I am really impressed. I agree high quality pure ingredients make the cupcake!
    My Mum used to bake all these wonderful surprises while we were growing up and now it is my turn to step into her shoes, so I rejuveniled myself and now I am hooked on cupcakery!

  3. Kelly says:

    Marysol – My mom watched me like a hawk (she drove me) so I would not eat them on the way. She was, and still is, the best!

    Lyns – Real, fresh ingredients are important to me. Too often we hear from ‘chefs’ who are trying to sell us on quick and easy … but I find real ingredients can be just as quick and I feel better knowing exactly what I am putting in my mouth.

    Thanks to you both for stopping by!

  4. Reeni says:

    They look really scrumptious!! Especially the frosting, yummy!

  5. Sara says:

    These look great, I love that mound of frosting on top!

  6. Hairball says:

    Mmmm! I’m drooling on my keyboard over here!

  7. Melanie says:

    The photo shows two eggs, but the ingredients list does not include eggs. Is it two eggs? Thanks!

  8. Sarah says:

    Can you please convert the ounces to cups on the dry ingredients?

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