Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Butter Fudge Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting

This is my first food blog.  I have no idea what I am doing as far as the blog is concerned.  I do, however, know what I am doing in the kitchen!  Baking is passed down from one generation to the next in my family.  Too bad the love of exercise isn't passed down...  Anyway, let's talk cupcakes!  I always use box cake mixes and then fancy them up on my own.  They are one of those things that just make life that much easier. :) Ingredients for cupcakes:
1 Butter Recipe Fudge Cake Mix
3 eggs
7 Tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup water Ingredients for middle frosting:
1 stick softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla Ingredients for frosting on top:
2 Tbsp. softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. milk Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Here is a picture of the exact cake mix I bought.  I have never used this particular one but it was on sale.

Empty cake mix, water, 7Tbsp. softened butter into a stand mixer.  Use the this attachment to mix the batter for 30 seconds.

I must take a minute to mention that my Kitchen Aid was my grandmother's.  I have always believed that it has magical powers!

Use the whisk attachment for 3 minutes

Place batter into muffin tins (I like to use a cookie scoop).  The batter will need to bake for 18-22 minutes at 325 degrees.

cool the cupcakes on a wire rack

Next I moved onto making the frosting that would be piped into the inside of the cupcake.  Yummy!

 I decided the butter was not getting soft fast enough on the counter so I moved it outside onto the cover of our grill.  The weather today is gorgeous!

I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients before mixing the frosting.  I used the powdered sugar, vanilla, one stick of butter, and milk (whisk until the texture seems right)

 Using a piping bag, I filled the centers of the cupcakes.

 I made another batch of the icing, however, this time I only used 2 Tbsp. of butter.  I topped each cupcake with a small amount of frosting (I figured they were already very sweet due to the frosting in the middle).

Here is a picture of my son displaying the middle of his cupcake.  All three kids gobbled them up in less than 10.5 seconds!

I guess it is a good thing my husband and I did the Insanity workout DVD this morning...maybe I should do it again this afternoon.  Then again,  there is always tomorrow!

Happy baking,


  1. They look yummy!! Good luck on your new endevor... maybe this will inspire me to get my rear in gear and start writing again! :)

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  2. Great post! I love seeing Grandma's Kitchen Aid as well as the strawberry salt and pepper shakers making an appearance in the first photo. :) Those cupcakes look delicious!

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