BRACH’S® Hint of Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Brach's Hint of Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes
Photo Credit | Love From The Oven
Cupcake Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder natural, not dutch process
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry extract
  • 1 cup water boiling
Frosting Ingredients
  • ½ cups butter melted
  • ⅔ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry extract
Garnish Ingredients
  • 24 Slices from BRACH’S® Strawberry Milk Chocolate Balls (2 balls)
Brach’s Product

Makes: 24 Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Bake Time: 25 Minutes

Cake Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with standard sized cupcake liners.
  3. Mix together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil and strawberry extract; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Carefully stir in boiling water. The batter will be quite thin.
  5. Fill prepared cups ⅔ full with batter.
  6. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pans on a wire cooling rack prior to frosting.
Frosting Instructions
  1. Stir together melted butter and cocoa until butter and cocoa have completely combined.
  2. Next, using an electric mixer, alternately add powdered sugar and cream, beating until light and fluffy. Add in strawberry extract and mix well.
  3. Add an extra teaspoon of cream if a thinner consistency is desired. If frosting seems too thin, add additional powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Spread or pipe onto cakes or cupcakes as desired. Top each cupcake with a slice of a BRACH’S® Strawberry Milk Chocolate Balls.

Recipe from Love From The Oven