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Yummy Cupcakes!

We were invited to lunch on Saturday at friends of ours and said that I would bring desert.  I took a few days to mull over what I would make.  I thought about cheesecake but we don’t really know this couple’s likes and dislikes so I saw this recipe for these Death By Chocolate Cupcakes and thought Who doesn’t like cupcakes and who doesn’t like chocolate?

I ended up making my version.  I don’t have luck making cake from scratch and honestly I like cake mixes better….they just always turn out moist.  I used a Devils Food mix and added the Hershey’s Kiss.   I also didn’t want to make ganache so I decided to make  Magnolia buttercream.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

The only part of the cupcake not shown on the original at The Pioneer Woman blog was of the cupcake cut open.  I envisioned the Kiss being a gooey chocolate mass in the center of the cupcake.  Instead it turns soft and sits at the bottom of the cupcake.  We decided at lunch that if I would have put the Kiss in point down it would maybe stayed more toward the middle like I had envisioned, but I don’t think it would have gotten more “molten” like I had hoped.

Inside of a Death By Chocolate Cupcake

Inside of a Death By Chocolate Cupcake

They were definitely yummy and I think I will experiment more with this idea.   I think my next adventure with cupcakes will be cream filled cupcakes!