Posted at 11:00 am
1 Duncan Hines chocolate fudge cake mix
1 small package of chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup veggie oil
1 1/4 cup water
Mix all ingredients together and beat for 2 min on high, Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Fill each liner about half full. ( I use a large cookie scoop to fill them… so much easier to make them exactly same size and less messy)
Bake until cupcakes are done. Be careful to take them out when there is still a little shine left on top. Chocolate is so easy to be dry so you want to take them out before top looks a dull chocolate color. Cool completely. Repeat until all batter us used.
When cool, using an cupcake corer (under $2 at Walmart, will post picture), make a hole in the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with Nutella. Set aside.
1 box (3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
1 stick (8 oz) butter at room temperature
Milk or whipping cream to thin frosting (about 1/3 cup)
3 tables raspberry preserves
1 teas raspberry extract
Beat all frosting ingredients together adding milk or cream till frosting is a good consistency to spread over filled cupcakes.
Posted at 4:13 pm
Was out buying materials to begin making Thumies today when I had an idea. While standing and waiting to check out, I had visions of chocolate cupcakes with an orange candy melt in the middle; frosted with an orange colored frosting with a Fall themed pick; would make such a pretty presentation. Since the Wilton candy melts were being promoted right by the check out counter, I reached over and grabbed a bag. Now I have to make some, so tomorrow afternoon will be using these pretty little orange candy melts by pouring the cupcake liner half full, then placing a candy melt on the batter then putting a teaspoon full of batter over the candy melt. When done, I wil frost with orange tinted frosting. Michael’s Arts & Crafts had such a great collection of Fall decorations and food decorating goodies. I love to buy from Hobby Lobby when possible, but today just didn’t have time to drive out to Rancho. Had to hurry home to begin to make our new creation, “Thumies” Already have orders coming in. Will have two different sizes, the larger one for regular size cupcake tins when you are making brownie cups called Thumbo’s and for the mini cupcake pans, Thumpkins. Am excited to get these cuties out there since we are entering the baking season. You will never have cookie dough under your fingernails again.