Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes

I love chocolate! There are so many chocolate recipes just hanging out on the web and I’ve decided to begin sharing my favorite thing in the whole world with my followers. I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve named “The Southern Chocolatier”.

Chocolate Kahlua Cupcakes

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Any chocolate cake recipe will do, but I really have an infinity for the chocolate cake recipe on the tin of Hershey’s Cocoa. Actually I love the recipe for the chocolate icing too, but this is all about Chocolate Kahlua Frosting today.

 

Chocolate Kahlua Frosting

Kahlua (coffee liqueur) adds a wonderful dimension to delicious chocolate frosting

Yield: Frosting to pipe a swirl on 20-24 cupcakes, or frost and fill a 8″ cake.

ingredients:

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks)Challenge butter

4 oz. (1/2 block) cream cheese

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-3 tablespoons Kahlua/coffee liqueur (adjust to your tastes)

(in place of Kahlua, use 1-2 tablespoons espresso coffee, cooled)

1 tablespoon heavy cream (or milk as a second choice)

directions:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until fully smooth.

Add cream cheese, and continue to beat until fully incorporated and smooth.

Add cocoa powder, and beat until well combined.

Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, while the mixer is running.

Add vanilla, then 2 tablespoons of Kahlua (or espresso) and 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Add additional Kahlua if desired.

Beat until all liquid is fully incorporated and frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Recipe Source- Glorious Treats, based on my Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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If you don’t have cream cheese on hand, feel free to replace it with an additional 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of butter. The cream cheese adds a nice dimension, but the frosting is still delicious without it.

It is important that your butter and cream cheese are cool or cold, or the frosting may be too soft. If the frosting is too soft, put the entire bowl of finished frosting in the fridge for 20 minutes or so, and it will firm up quite a bit.

This recipe was found at – http://www.glorioustreats.com/