Saturday, March 3, 2012

White Chocolate Truffle Cupcake Heaven


I am not exaggerating when I use the word "heaven" to describe these cupcakes. Flannery, my not-so-little sister, is pretty much obsessed with cupcakes (as am I) and whenever I come home, I am pretty much guaranteed a new tasty recipe. This time around, it was White Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes. Now, of course, we found this recipe on Pinterest via The Pampered Chef (where else do you find recipes these days?), but Flan put her own spin on the recipe and it was seriously amazing and death by white chocolate. 

Now, I must admit, although I'd love to take credit for baking these cupcakes, I just can't. I really was just standing there taking photos of Flan while she did all the work (and also yakking (sp?) away and talking about weird things and annoying her - it's what I do best!). That said, check out this heavenly (but also so sinful - ha!) recipe.

The Recipe?
White Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Ingredients?

CUPCAKES
1 box of white cake mix
3 eggs (egg whites only!)
1 1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup butter
Round white chocolate truffles unwrapped

FROSTING
6 oz. white chocolate chips
1 8oz. package regular cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup), softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups powered sugar

Instructions?
1. Gather your ingredients & preheat oven to 325 degrees.


2. Mix cake mix, eggs (no yolks!), butter, & water.


3. Bake cupcakes 17-20 minutes at 325 degrees. 


4. While cupcakes are baking, unwrap the white chocolate truffles (and pop a few in your mouth while you're at it).


5. Remove the cupcakes from the oven. Immediately snip or scoop out a 1/2 inch deep "x" into the top of each cupcake. Place & press one truffle into each cupcake. Then remove cupcakes from pan and let cool for 30 minutes. 


6. During this 30 minute cool down, you can snap photos of pretty things and just watch while your sister does all the work - OR, you can help her make the frosting. I chose the former, duh.


7. Microwave the white chocolate chips on high for 1- 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate is mostly melted (stir every 30 seconds). In large bowl, combine melted chocolate, cream cheese, butter & vanilla. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat well. Oh yeah, don't forget to give your lazy sister a beater to lick.


8. Using the handy "cut a hole in the corner of a freezer bag" method, frost your cupcakes. 


Voila! And there ya have it. Heaven in a cupcake. Enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. YUM. i need you to be closer so i can take advantage of your baking skills flann!

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