25. 02. 2013

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Engagement Cupcakes

Did you know that over 4 million couples got engaged this last Valentine’s Day?

No, you probably didn’t know that. Mostly because I just made that statistic up. I’ll say whatever it takes to grab your attention… even “I’m not really a robot! I’m a human! Fooled you, didn’t I?”

Engagement Cupcakes

But of course, that’s just a joke.

Anyway, back to the cupcakes. Surely ONE couple got engaged this month. And if you know that couple, you should make them some engagement cupcakes!

Engagement Cupcakes

These are so fudgy and with the chocolate buttercream and syrup drizzled on top, it’s practically a “death by chocolate” cupcake. Or “’til death do us part chocolate!”

Haha! C’mon guys. That was funny. Oh, you’re not into wedding humor anymore?!Engagement Cupcakes

Oh, yeah! The best part of these cupcakes is the Ring Pops on top. You know, to symbolize the engagement and all. But mostly because Ring Pops are awesome and I felt like humans needed another excuse to eat them.

I’m always thinking of you, don’t forget that.Engagement Cupcakes

Chocolate Syrup Cupcakes
makes 20 cupcakes
from food.com

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
16 oz (1 can) chocolate syrup
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla and chocolate syrup. Add flour and baking powder, stirring until completely combined. (It’s okay if the mixture looks grainy.)

3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream*
from Savory Sweet Life

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk
chocolate syrup (for drizzling)

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar. Stir in cocoa powder and salt. Add vanilla extract. Stir in milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes, and drizzle with chocolate syrup right before serving.

*double this recipe if you want to frost all 20 cupcakes high, as shown in these photos

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4 Responses to “Engagement Cupcakes”

  1. The chocolate syrup just makes me want to take a bite of the cupcake. So need to make these! By the way, those ring pops bring back good memory. I used to eat those when I was little. :)

    • Cybidon says:

      I have very fond memories of Ring Pops, but I must admit they weren’t so fun to eat now that I’m older. Maybe my taste in jewelry has just changed THAT much. ;)

  2. O, SOUNDS YUMMY,I LIKE IT. THANK YOU.=)

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