Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Iron Cupcake December Challenge: Chocolate
Introducing my Iron Cupcake Challenger: White Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cupcake
Oh chocolate..one of my many love affairs. In my opinion, the lovely chocolate flavor can be combined with just about anything and taste fantastic. The goal for this month's entry was to give a nice holiday vibe. Moist chocolate cake, white chocolate frosting, sprinkles of crushed peppermint candy, and topped with a candy cane. Can you say Merry Christmas? Get high off of this cake as you enjoy the holiday season fireside with your cup of hot cocoa.
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CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE: For MINI'S 12 Minutes @ 350 Degrees, Makes Approximately 48 MINI Cupcakes.
1 Cup Sugar
3/8 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tablespoon Vinegar
Mix wet ingredients well (at least 2-3 minutes). Mix/Sift dry ingredients and slowly add them to wet mixture, alternately with the 1 cup of water. Mix baking soda and vinegar together in separate bowl and pour into mixture after reaction seizes. Mix until just combined. Fill cupcake liners as full as you can without dripping over. This will make for a large luscious cupcake.
WHITE CHOCOLATE FROSTING RECIPE:
12 oz. melted white chocolate
1/2 Cup Butter
4-5 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Cup Milk
Mix white chocolate, butter, and vanilla until well combined. Slowly add powdered sugar until combined. Add milk at the end to help smooth out the texture. Frost each cupcake and immediately sprinkle crushed peppermint and top with candy cane. Enjoy!
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Peace, Love, CHOCOLATECAKE,