Chocolate Chip Mums

Chocolate Chip Mums
Servings: 18 Yield: 18 cupcakes Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins to 27 mins

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons freeze-dried coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed and softened
  • Orange food coloring

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two standard cupcake pans with 18 foil or paper liners.

Cupcakes:

2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, coffee, baking soda and salt in bowl.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Beat in light-brown sugar until fairly smooth and no lumps remain. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in 1/2 cup of the mini chips.

4. Divide batter evenly among prepared cupcake liners, about 1/4 cup batter in each. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 27 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centers comes clean. Remove from pans; cool on a rack.

Frosting:

5. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes, just until it reaches soft-ball stage (a small drop of sugar mixture dropped into ice-cold water will form a limp, sticky ball that flattens when removed from water), or 238 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Meanwhile, beat egg in a medium-size bowl until light and frothy. Beating continuously, slowly add sugar syrup. Beat in butter, a piece at a time, until thick and smooth. Tint with food coloring. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a medium-size leaf tip. Pipe petals on cakes, starting at edge and working almost to center. Fill each center of cupcakes with 1/2 teaspoon mini chips.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 18; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 333, Fat, total (g): 21, chol. (mg): 85, sat. fat (g): 13, carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 106, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.