These cream-filled, chocolate glazed, doughnut-flavored cupcakes combine two favorites into one incredible dessert! Use a fun mini-doughnut pan to make adorable decorations to top these yummy cupcakes!
Ingredients: (makes 16- 18 cupcakes)
- 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar (packed)
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/3 c. flour
- 2 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. milk
- 1 stick (4 oz) butter
- 3/4 c. powdered sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 c. dark chocolate chips
- 6 T. butter
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, both sugars and vanilla. Beat on medium until combined.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating in between.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, powder, soda and salt and blend.
- Add flour mixture and milk, alternating between the two and beating well in between.
- When batter is complete, scoop about 1 c. of batter into a large zip-top bag.
- Clip corner and pipe into a Wilton Mini Doughnut Pan– fill each doughnut opening a little less than 1/2 full.
- Bake mini doughnuts for about 5-6 minutes and cool on a rack.
- Decorate them as desired (cinnamon, powdered sugar…I used a simple powdered sugar/milk glaze with food coloring and sprinkles)
- Scoop remaining batter into cupcake liners in a cupcake tin, filling them about 2/3 full.
- Bake at 350F degrees for about 18-20 minutes (test them when they come out, the centers took a little time to bake all through)
- Cool cupcakes and core them (I use a Cupcake Plunger so that I have nice little circles to set back on top of the filling when I’m done.)
- Make filling: Place butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl and beat on high until light and fluffy.
- Place filling in a zip top bag and pipe evenly into each cupcake. Place the cut-out top of the cupcake back on.
- Make glaze by melting the chocolate chips and butter together in the microwave in 30 second increments stirring until smooth and shiny.
- Cool just a little (so its easy to handle) and spoon or pipe onto top of each cupcake.
- Before the glaze hardens, place a mini doughnut on top for decoration…so much fun!!!!!
My thoughts: These cupcakes are a little work with the filling and the topping (and notice, dear fans, that I did NOT use a cake mix for these!!) The extra effort really pays off in how good these cupcakes are. Oh my. Like doughnuts in cupcake form…perfect! Enjoy!!! ~r
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