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Cupcake Mission Accomplished

by on August 22, 2006 · 22 comments

Today I tried out a few new frosting recipes. Out of the three I sampled, this one was the best.


Cupcake Mission Accomplished
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Fluffy Truffle Frosting
Serves: 12
  • 8 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6-8 ounces of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Place chocolate in bowl of stand mixer. Pour heavy cream in a glass measuring cup and microwave 1 minute or just until it begins to boil. Slowly pour hot cream over chocolate and stir to melt. Allow mixture to cool down to room temperature. This should take at least an hour.
  2. Stir corn syrup and butter into cooled chocolate mixture. Add half of the confectioner's sugar and beat for 1 minute. Add remaining sugar and beat on high for 3-5 minutes. At this point, your mixture should fluff up and lighten. If it does not, which happens often, place the whole bowl in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Return the cold bowl to the mixer stand and beat. Beat in vanilla and any additional flavoring you feel it might need.

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Published on August 22, 2006

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Dani August 22, 2006 at 1:13 pm

They looks great!

Jennifer August 22, 2006 at 1:51 pm

Congratulations! They look very yummy indeed. That frosting recipe sounds uber-good!!!

Gigi August 22, 2006 at 2:13 pm

OMG…that cupcake looks soooo good! You achieved the perfect cake to frosting ratio. Do you think Fuzz could make me an honorary kindergartener so I can have one?

jan August 22, 2006 at 2:40 pm

I could put those sprinkles on broccoli and my grandkids would love it. These look like my favorite cupcakes!

cookiemonster August 22, 2006 at 5:20 pm

Yum yum….so, did the kids like them?

There are some on the Martha website called Hi-Hat….take a look…they look scrumpcious!!

Robyn August 22, 2006 at 6:03 pm

Wow. Those look great. In fact I’m seriously considering transfering my girls out of their nutrition Nazi school and into cupcake heaven. YUM!

Anna August 22, 2006 at 6:24 pm

Thanks for all the cupcake comments!

They went over well. The kids did notice that the frosting was from scratch because they made comments like “Is this vanilla? Because this doesn’t taste like vanilla!” and “This tastes like chocolate milk.” But they liked them.

Pat August 22, 2006 at 10:30 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cupcake that had frosting taller than the cake itself! Anna, I wish you were my mom! :)

Anna August 22, 2006 at 10:53 pm

Well, that was MY cupcake. The kids didn’t get quite so much frosting.

JoAnna August 23, 2006 at 12:18 am

they look delicious, and they were made with love. Who could ask for more? :-D

Terri August 23, 2006 at 8:43 am

I thought it was the angle of the picture that had it looking like so much frosting! They look yummy and I’m glad the kids liked them!

LynneL August 23, 2006 at 9:46 am

Anna, I’m completely with you on the homemade issue. I could NEVER bring myself to purchase cupcakes in the grocery store. There’s nothing wrong with a box either! Another good option is sugar cookies on a stick – they’re less messy and still fun!

carole August 23, 2006 at 10:24 am

Here’s a trick to doctor boxed cake mix:

Replace some, or all, of the water with an equal amount of liquid, nondairy creamer, any flavor.

If using a nut flavor, i.e. hazelnut, you could also add some nuts.

Joe August 23, 2006 at 1:12 pm

Great cupcakes! Glad to hear the kids liked them, but I would like a slice of yours please!

carole August 23, 2006 at 1:51 pm

Anna, do you use a pastry bag and tip to frost the cupcakes?

Anna August 23, 2006 at 4:01 pm

Lynne, I love the sugar cookies on stick idea! Maybe for another event…

Carole, thanks for the tip.

Joe, I’ll mail you a cupcake.

Carole, yes I did use a tip.

smash August 25, 2006 at 12:59 pm

Anna, these look great. I would love to try them. Do you think this would work with a hand-held mixer?

Anna August 25, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Smash, you could use a hand-held, but you will have to stand there for a while and beat on high. It might take a little longer, but you can do it. You might want to chill your melted chocolate/cream mixture for a bit before you start beating it.

Natalie November 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm

They Look Gorgeous! I Have a weakness for fluffy frosting on any cake and these looks Scrumpcious! Ive deided i may make one, not that it will be look anyway near as yummy as yours! Hopefully they taste as yummy, ill have to wait!

ashley h December 17, 2009 at 5:09 am

This frosting looks so good. I love fluffy frosting. Cant wait to make it

jasmine January 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Do you think this frosting could be made ahead of time at all?

Anna January 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Yes, you can make it ahead of time. Make as directed, but keep the icing refrigerated in the stand mixer bowl (covered) until you are ready to ice whatever you’re icing. Take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before hand to come to room temperature, then whip with the whipping attachment of the stand mixer.

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