Saturday, January 14, 2012

White Chocolate Cupcakes

I am a pretty big fan of chocolate, and out of all chocolates, white chocolate is the bomb! Baking Bites had a pretty easy and delicously awesome looking cupcake recipe so I really wanted to give it a shot. What's the worst that could happen, I fall more in love with white chocolate and milk chocolate gets jealous?

Here is what you will need for the cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 ounces good-quality white chocolate, chopped and melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup + 1 tablespoon milk
I used Ghirardelli white chocolate because that always seemed like the good chocolate to me!

What you will need for the frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 ounces white chocolate, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 teaspoons milk
4-6 cups confectioners' sugar

For the cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 18 cupcakes tins with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
5. Add the melted white chocolate and vanilla. Mix well.
6. Alternately add the dry ingredients with the milk in 2-3 portions, mixing well after each addition.
7. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared pans and bake cupcakes for 20-22 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:
1. In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.
2. Add the melted white chocolate, vanilla and milk.
Reduce speed to low and add the confectioners' sugar until you reach your desired consistancy.

These cupcake rose nicely and smelled great! Now time to decorate!
You may be able to tell that I went with a football theme...had to get pumped up for the Packers game this Sunday! I also made some mini cupcakes along with some regular ones. Hut hut!

Oh! Look, it's Jordy Nelson the puppy wanting to get in on some of them cupcakes! How can I blame him?!

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  1. White chocolate cupcakes and frosting! YUM! You scored a first down with these, LOL. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  2. These really did score a touchdown with those who ate them! Unfortunately, they did not give the Packers any luck! Oh well, keep on baking! :)

  3. I am such a white chocolate fan!!! I'm going to try to make these!! Thanks for sharing!