Wednesday, July 20, 2011

will you love me or hate me?

Since we are {unapologetically} watching an inordinate amount of television this summer, we have become quite fond of the
Cupcake Wars. 

The natural sequence of events would obviously include a few baking sprees (mostly of cupcakes).  I ran across this recipe on a blog yesterday.   It had to be reckoned with.

Lindt Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes
(originally posted by The Sisters Cafe)

1 box Devils Food cake mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding (small box)
4 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. water
1 cup sour cream
24 Milk chocolate Lindor truffles by Lindt (the red ones)

Unwrap milk chocolate Lindt truffles and place in a bowl for later use.
[If you don't eat them all first].
In a separate bowl, add all ingredients and mix well.  Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 for FIVE minutes.  After five minutes, lightly press a Lindt truffle into each partially baked cupcake. 
NOW, I would not have pushed the truffles in so hard next time.
They ended up at the bottom of the cupcake kinda smushed.
Let the cupcakes bake an additional 13 minutes (for a total of 18-19 minutes). 
Cool completely, then frost with cream cheese frosting.
I wanted to use chocolate ganache frosting, but as you can see some of the cupcakes fell a little, and the ganache wouldn't have worked so well.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 c. softened butter
1 brick Philly cream cheese
1 t. vanilla (I like the Madagascar vanilla from Williams Sonoma)
1 box powdered sugar (abt 3 cups)
1-2 T. milk


Janet said...

My mouth is watering. I can't wait to try these!

Becky said...

DON'T do that. Ever! And I love the picture of your family at the game. You look tan and summery!

Delia said...

Yum! I kind of hooked onto that show on hulu a few weeks ago and Jared was making fun of me. Now I can feel a little less dorky. :)

Tobler Family said...

Looks delicious!

Ashley said...

Those were SO good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. All though now that I know what the ingredients are, I may opt to just hook up a sugar IV to my body and allow the sugar rush to happen even faster without the cavities.

Thanks for spoiling me with them last night. XO

Kristi SMith said...

Hate Can't wait to try them. I'm not eating sugar for a month. Will make them on Sept. 3rd!
from kristi smith