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Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate CupcakesSuper-creamy, super-rich, ultra-decadent are just a few way to describe these luscious cupcakes with their milk chocolate buttercream frosting.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

Milk Chocolate Frosting:
1 (11.5-ounce) package NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cupcakes: Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of 20 paper-lined muffin cups.
  2. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Milk Chocolate Frosting.
  3. For Milk Chocolate Frosting: Microwave morsels, butter and salt in medium, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Transfer to large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in powdered sugar alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla extract.

Makes 20 cupcakes.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.