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I have decided to do a spin-off of my Food Blog "
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Now before this luscious chocolate truffle on the plate sitting beside me disappears into the mouth of my precious cat, I best lunge for the last bite.

Sweet Dreams!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Chocolate Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Thank you so much for the recipe and photo Ann!
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220g butter
150g sugar
150g brown sugar
4 eggs
230g dark chocolate
270g flour
1 teaspoon (baking soda)
150ml buttermilk
2 packs (total 16g) vanilla sugar


150g butter, smooth
100g brown sugar
100g cream cheese (Philadelphia), room temperature
100ml maple sirup
200g powdered sugar
2 muffin baking tins and 24 paper muffin cups


Melt the chocolate with some cream. Cool down.
Stir the butter, both sugars and the vanilla sugar with your mixer
Add the eggs one after the other and mix it very well
Add the chocolate.
Add the flour mix and the buttermilk
Place the dough in the baking tins (fill for three-fourths.
Bake in oven for 25 min.


Mix the butter with the sugar well.
Add the cream cheese and maple syrup.
Add as much powdered sugar as you want - until the mix has the right consistency to daub the cupcakes with. Put the frosting in the refrigerator for 20 min.
Daub the cooled Cupcakes with the frosting.
Decorate the Cupcakes with some chocolate granules, colored granules, some chocolate cream, caramel cream, cocoa...or whatever you like and have in your kitchen.



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