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Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

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Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cups Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Brewed Strong Black Coffee
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • ½ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1-¼ cup Sugar
  • 3 whole Large Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 count muffin tin or line with muffin liners.

To prepare cupcakes, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour the mixture into the standing mixer bowl.

Add all the remaining ingredients and mix with paddle attachment for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Pour batter into the prepared baking pan until 2/3 full. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn cupcakes onto a wire rack until completely cool.

To prepare frosting, in a large heatproof bowl, combine sugar and egg whites. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat on high speed until foamy for 1 minute. Set bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Beat on high speed until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and water, and beat for another 2 minutes until frosting thickens.

Transfer frosting to a large pastry bag fitted with a wide plain pastry tip and pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes. The frosting will harden slightly as it cools.

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cjphoto2 on 9.14.2012

This frosting was to die for!! It did take more like 15 minutes to beat over the stove but it was worth the effort! As it cooled an outer wafer like shell formed on the outside.

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BakingMama on 8.21.2011

I love the flavor and texture of these cupcakes! The frosting didn’t turn out how it was supposed to, very runny and gritty. I think it was an error on my part. I might just use a 7 minute frosting next time since it also tastes like marshmallow. I did have a problem whe trying to double the recipe, I wanted 2 dozen and ended up with 6 dozen! A delicious mistake!

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