Valentine's Day is just around the corner so Hey Gorgeous Events and I baked up something extra sweet for you! These cupcakes are not only super cute but they were incredibly easy to make. If you need a last minute recipe for a Valentine's Day party this is the one for you. You can see the recipe at the end of this post. I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!
EASY CUPCAKE RECIPE //
1 box of devil’s food cake mix
1 small package of chocolate instant pudding
4 eggs at room temperature
1 cup sour cream at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped baking squares
FROSTING RECIPE //
1 tub of regular Cool Whip
6 ounces of white chocolate baking squares
Combine all of the dry ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, in a big bowl. Add in your wet ingredients with the exception of the sour cream, one by one, beating with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Fold in the sour cream until combined well, followed by the chocolate chips. Fill cupcake tins with your favorite liners! Fill the liners a little more than halfway with the batter. These can get pretty big and fluffy so don't fill them too much! For the cupcakes in the photos we filled the liners up a tiny bit under halfway so you can get a feel for how they bake. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
To make your frosting, completely melt your chocolate baking squares in a glass bowl either in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds or you can use a double broiler. Once the chocolate is completely melted, fold in the entire tub of Cool Whip and mix until a ganache-like texture is achieved. You can use white, milk or dark chocolate. It's completely up to you!
Be sure to let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting and top them with whatever topping you would like! Sprinkles could be fun for kids!
I hope everyone enjoys this easy and delicious cupcake recipe!