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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Double Kisses Chocolate Cupcakes

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Double Kisses Cupcakes

Cook's Notes: This was one of these recipes where I thought "Now why didn't I think of that!" It was so simple making chocolate cupcake batter adding in a Hershey Kiss to batter, baking, frosting and then topping with another Hershey Kiss. The cupcakes are very moist with a deep rich choclate flavor. I substituted coffee for water at room temperature. Check out their company website  for recipes.  https://www.hersheys.com/en_us/recipes.html
You may be surprised at the abundance of recipes that use ingredients already in your pantry. A basic vanilla frosting can work for the cupcakes but I added my own Ever Ready spin for St. Patrick's Day with  the addition of Baileys Irish Cream.  And really in my book it's never to early to0 start planning for the next holiday. 
Recipe makes 18 cupcakes.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 bag HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup DARK HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups water or coffee at room temperature
  • Vanilla Frosting (recipe follows)
Directions: 
  • Remove wrappers from 36 chocolate pieces; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  • Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water or coffee to butter mixture, beating just until blended. 
  • Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each. Add batter to cover candy kiss-so muffin cup now 3/4 full. 
  • Bake 18 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost as desired. Place another chocolate piece on top of each frosted cupcake. 
Vanilla Frosting: Beat 2 tablespoons softened butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large bowl. Add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until creamy. Add 3 cups powdered sugar alternately with 3 to 4 tablespoons milk, beating to spreading consistency. About 2-1/3 cups frosting. 
Baileys Irish Cream (1/4 cup) can be substituted for some of the milk. 

4 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  3. I can feel the weight gain already just looking at it. Yum!

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