Chocolodka Valentine Cupcakes

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Chocolodka Valentine Cupcakes 
Contributed by Duchess of Durham

Spice up your Valentine Day by preparing this special Chocolodka treat.  For those with no time to bake a fancy goods from scratch, yet crave a Chocolodka-laced experience you could ask for nothing better.

Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (without pudding – I use Duncan Hines Decadent Triple Chocolate)
  • 1 box (3.75-ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix (I use fat free)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup Chocolodka
  • 1 (6-ounce) package dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Put everything in the bowl except for the chocolate chips.
  2. Mix for a few minutes until well combined.
  3. Fold in the Chocolate Chips.
  4. Pour batter into a greased Bundt pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes

Chocolodka Whip Cream

Plan A

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon Chocolodka

Directions

  1. In a large bowl whip the cream and sugar with an electric beater until thick.
  2. Beat in the Chocolodka and continue to beat until soft peaks form.

Yield: 3 cups

Plan B (my personal preference)

Ingredients

  • Fat Free Cool Whip – 8 oz. container
  • 2 -3 Tablespoons Chocolodka

Directions

  1.  Add Chocolodka to Cool Whip stir.

Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

Directions

  1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

Final Assembly

Primary Directions

  1. Take baked cupcakes and cut a hole in the center (do not cut all the way through).
  2. Fill with Chocolodka Whip Cream and frost with Buttercream Frosting.
  3. Decorate with Valentine Heart candy.

Alternative Directions

  1. Make cake as directed above.
  2. Put in greased Bundt pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  3. When cool, cut and top with Chocolodka Whip Cream and serve.

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