Chocolate Chip Mums

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


  • 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
  • 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.


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.


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.