Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes
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Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

A dressed-up cake mix is topped with decadent chocolate buttercream frosting for a perfect treat to serve chocolate lovers!

24
cupcakes
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package chocolate cake mix

1 1/2 cups buttermilk  

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter melted

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 (1-ounce) square bittersweet baking chocolate, melted

1 teaspoon almond extract

Frosting

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

Dash salt

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 (1-ounce) square bittersweet baking chocolate, melted

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

 

Chocolate shavings, if desired

 

 *Substitute 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 1/2 cups; let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cake ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until batter is well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide evenly among baking cups. Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin pans; cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Beat 1/2 cup butter in bowl until creamy. Beat at low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa and salt alternately with whipping cream until well mixed. Stir in melted chocolate and corn syrup.

  5. STEP 5

    Frost or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, if desired.

Nutrition

240Calories
14Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
240Sodium (mg)
29Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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