Monday, February 6, 2012

Hot Fudge Cupcakes

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We were invited to dinner and were asked to bring the dessert. I always like being over the dessert:) I wanted to bring something that was fun for kids, delicious and of course, something I've never done before. Cupcakes are just so fun for kids so I decided to go with another twist on a cupcake. These are chocolate cupcakes, dipped in hot fudge, iced with a chocolate cream cheese frosting and the topped with a drizzle of more hot fudge. These quickly became my new favorites! They were just so decadent and perfect.

1 recipe your favorite chocolate cupcakes
1 recipe hot fudge (recipe follows)
1 recipe chocolate cream cheese frosting (recipe follows)

After cupcakes are made and cooled, carefully dip the tops into the hot, hot fudge. Set aside to cool. Top with cream cheese frosting. Drizzle with more hot fudge and if you're feeling super crazy, chopped chocolate. You won't be disappointed!

Hot Fudge Recipe:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups sugar
1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
1 t vanilla

Combine butter, cocoa powder, sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. While whisking constantly, bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes, or until very thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 t vanilla
3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Cream cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add vanilla and mix well. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix until smooth.


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