Chocolate Chip Mums

Makes 18
Prep 15 m
Bake 25 - 27 m

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

Frosting:

Directions

  1. 1 of 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two standard cupcake pans with 18 foil or paper liners.

Cupcakes:

  1. 1 of 3 Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, coffee, baking soda and salt in bowl.
  2. 2 of 3 In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Beat in light-brown sugar until fairly smooth and no lumps remain. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in 1/2 cup of the mini chips.
  3. 3 of 3 Divide batter evenly among prepared cupcake liners, about 1/4 cup batter in each. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 27 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centers comes clean. Remove from pans; cool on a rack.

Frosting:

  1. 1 of 1 In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes, just until it reaches soft-ball stage (a small drop of sugar mixture dropped into ice-cold water will form a limp, sticky ball that flattens when removed from water), or 238 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Meanwhile, beat egg in a medium-size bowl until light and frothy. Beating continuously, slowly add sugar syrup. Beat in butter, a piece at a time, until thick and smooth. Tint with food coloring. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a medium-size leaf tip. Pipe petals on cakes, starting at edge and working almost to center. Fill each center of cupcakes with 1/2 teaspoon mini chips.
Nutrition Information for Chocolate Chip Mums
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Per Serving: 13 g sat. fat, 85 mg chol., 106 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 35 g carb., 21 g Fat, total, 333 kcal cal., 3 g pro.
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