• Chocolate Cupcakes

    Chocolate Cupcakes

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    American Heritage® Chocolate's favorite chocolate cupcakes

    • 2/3 cup American Heritage® Finely Grated Chocolate Drink
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2 cups buttermilk or whole milk
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • Chocolate Frosting
    • Ingredients:
    • ½ cup American Heritage® Finely Grated Chocolate Drink
    • ½ cup heavy cream
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
    • Ingredients:
    • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cupcake cups with paper liners, set aside.

    Step 2

    Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

    Step 3

    In a saucepan bring the buttermilk, sugar and butter to a simmer. Cook until the sugar and butter both dissolve.

    Step 4

    Remove from the heat, stir in the chocolate and mix until it dissolves.

    Step 5

    Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until incorporated.

    Step 6

    Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

    Step 7

    Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about ? full.

    Step 8

    Bake until the center is firm and cake tester inserted comes out clean, about 16 minutes.

    Step 9

    Pipe a rosette of frosting on top of each cake and garnish with mint leaves, pesticide-free EDIBLE flowers, or sugared flowers.

    Step 10

    Directions for Chocolate Frosting:

    Bring the heavy cream and butter to a light boil. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate, stirring until it melts. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a bowl and set aside to bring to room temperature before chilling for about 1 hour.

    Step 11

    Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Directions:

    In a small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk.

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