shortcut baking: mexican chocolate cupcakes

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Makes 2 dozen

1 {26.2-oz} package The Cake Mix Doctor’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
1 cup low fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1/3 cup water
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp ground cinnamon

one
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the cake mix, yogurt, butter, chocolate syrup, water, eggs & the cinnamon
in the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
Using the paddle attachment, beat on LOW speed 30 seconds, scrape down the bowl,
then beat on MEDIUM speed 1 minute, until the batter is smooth & thickened.

Place 24 paper cupcake liners in 2 {12-cup} non-stick muffin tins.
Divide the batter evenly between the cups.

two
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cake springs back lightly when pressed in the center.
Cool in the pans for 5 minutes.

Gently remove the cupcakes using a paring knife, if necessary.
Place on a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

the cupcakes may rise over the pan surface slightly
a non-stick muffin pan & a paring knife will ensure easy removal once baked

three
Prepare the Mexican Chocolate Frosting & pipe onto the cupcakes.

Rebecca Gordon Southern Hostess Mexican Chocolate Cupcake Rebecca Gordon Cake Mix Doctor Buttermilk Lipstick

buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickMexican Chocolate Frosting
Makes enough for 2 dozen cupcakes

1 {4-oz} unsweetened chocolate bar, chopped
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

one
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl on HIGH power, stirring every 30 seconds,
until melted and smooth, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
Cool 8 minutes.

two
Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment
on MEDIUM speed until light & airy.

stop the mixer on occasion to scrape down the sides of the bowl

Add 2 cups of powdered sugar & 2 Tbsp milk.
Beat on LOW speed then increase to HIGH speed until incorporated.

Add the cinnamon & the vanilla.
Beat in 2 Tbsp milk & the remaining 2 cups powdered sugar
on LOW speed then increase to HIGH speed.

Beat in the cooled chocolate & the remaining 1 Tbsp milk.
Beat until light & airy.

three
Position a #9825 star tip in a disposable piping bag.
Fill the bag 2/3 full w/ frosting & pipe onto the cupcakes.
Do not over fill the bag.

Expect to fill the bag about 4 times to decorate all of the cupcakes.

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{testing notes}

the spice & chocolate

Mexican chocolate has a rich cinnamon aroma that can be found in ethnic food markets
although you’ll find it used in traditional Mexican dishes such as Mole or in hot chocolate,
many times you’ll find the flavor profile used cakes

ground cinnamon from your pantry paired w/
The Cake Mix Doctor’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
makes for an incredibly easy knock-off that’s simply intoxicating

the muffin tins

gently loosen any cake from the muffin tin surface with a paring knife
when removing them from the pans

i used Wilton brand silver non-stick muffin tins

chocolate cupcake rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick southern hostess tailgatingthe taste

expect a moist, rich chocolate cake perfumed w/ lovely cinnamon notes
i wanted to contrast the dark chocolate flavor w/ a frosting that was more like milk chocolate
the unsweetened bar works well when paired w/ the powdered sugar

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