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    Easter Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

    SKU:  REC2030
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      Servings:   24 Cupcakes

    Ingredients
      Cupcakes
      2 cupsAll-purpose flour
      1 1/2 teaspoonsBaking powder
      3/4 teaspoonBaking soda
      3/4 teaspoonSalt
      3Eggs
      1 1/3 cupsGranulated sugar
      1 tablespoonVanilla extract
      3/4 cupVegetable oil
      3/4 cupButtermilk

      Chocolate Frosting
      1 cup + 2 tablespoons (6 oz)Ghirardelli 100% Cocoa Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Chips
      3/4 cupUnsalted butter, softened
      3 cupsPowdered sugar
      1/2 teaspoonKosher salt
      2 teaspoonsVanilla extract
      1/2 cupMilk
    Directions
    Cupcakes
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Line two muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
    3. Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
    4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on medium speed for one minute.
    5. In a separate bowl, mix together the vanilla, oil and buttermilk.
    6. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts alternating with the liquids; beat until combined after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    7. Divide the batter evenly between the cups so that each is two thirds full. Bake rotating halfway until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 15-18 minutes.
    8. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool.


    Chocolate Frosting
    1. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips in 30 second intervals stirring in between until completely melted. Alternatively melt chocolate in a double boiler; stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside and cool till lukewarm.
    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, powder sugar, and salt on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
    3. Reduce speed to medium, and add melted chocolate and vanilla extract, beat until well combined.
    4. Gradually add milk to chocolate mixture while beating on medium-low speed until desired consistency is reached.


    To Assemble
    1. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Let frosting set for five minutes.
    2. Decorate the cupcakes by placing a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square on top of the frosting.


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