Monday, January 14, 2013

Best Cupcake Ever aka Lindt Truffle Cupcake

On New Years Eve, one of my girlfriends brought the most amazing cupcake ever.

If you have a goal this year to eat healthier, step away from this post.
If you want to take the chance then make this cupcake.
I'm not going to make it; because I know how I am.
Here's the recipe that she got from someone, who got it from someone, who most likely got it from Pinterest.

Ingredients for cupcake:

1 3/4 c. cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 c. whole milk
1/2 tsp. double-strength vanilla or 1 tsp. vanilla
4 egg whites, room temperature
6 TBSP butter, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. sour cream
12 Lindt chocolate truffles

Ingredients for frosting:

6 oz. white chocolate, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter (1/2 stick), softened
1/2 tsp. double-strength vanilla (1 tsp. vanilla)
2 c. powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place paper lines in wells of muffin pan. Whisk flour and baking powder in small bowl.

2. Combine milk and vanilla in 1 c. measuring cup.

3. In medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed of electric mixer until stiff peaks form. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy; beat in sour cream until smooth.

4. On medium speed, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with milk mixture in two additions, mixing until smooth. Whisk in one-third of the egg whites with whisk. Fold in remaining egg whites using whisk. Using ladle or another large scoop, divide batter evenly among 12 liners.

5. Bake 17-20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove pan from oven to cooling rack (don't take out the cupcakes yet). Immediately snip a 1/2"-deep "X" into the top of each cupcake using kitchen shears.

6. Press one truffle into each cupcake until flush with top of cupcake. (Truffles will melt into cupcakes).

7. Remove cupcakes and cool 30 minutes or until room temperature.

8. Meanwhile, for frosting, melt white chocolate slowly either in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, or in a double-broiler on a stovetop, stirring constantly. Let stand 3 minutes or until slightly cooled. In clean mixing bowl, combine melted chocolate, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Using clean beaters, beat on medium speed until well blended.

9. Slowly add powdered sugar; beat well.

10. Smooth frosting unto cooled cupcakes.

11. Call Faith a witch for sharing this and gobble every cupcake you made ♥
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32 comments:

  1. Haha I lovvveeee cupcakes! And this one looks delish! Hope you had a good weekend lady.

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  2. I'm politely stepping away from this post...hahaha

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  3. OMG this is amazing, Lindt chocolate truffles are the reason I added extra pounds over Christmas!!!!!
    Xx

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  4. oh my heck, i can't stop looking at this beautiful and full cupcake. seriously i'm dying a little bit. sooooo good. thank you.

    K

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  5. *covers eyes looking away...still kinda peeking between fingers lol

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  6. this looks delicious. Part of my resolution for the NY is to bake more i.e. learn to bake, haha. Maybe Ill give this a try!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  7. looks so nice:) would love to bake one for the other people in the house.. praying i wont be tempted not to taste it:)

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  8. This post is way too tempting for a chocolate and sugar loving young man such as myself. Giving us a photo of the delicious looking cupcake and providing us with a recipe to make it could be bad news for my body and teeth haha, it sounds so delicious, to me Lindt chocolate is the nicest chocolate in the world in all honesty.

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  9. I'm way too lazy to make anything with that many ingredients, but that's probably a good thing! haha, because this looks DELISH!

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  10. Ummmmm YUM. Looks freakin delicious!

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  11. OH! MY! GOODNESS! I need that cupcake. Like right this second. I hate you a little right now. And by hate, I mean love... but you knew that. :)

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  12. This looks so yummy! Will have to try this sometime.

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  13. Those sound delicious! I will not be making them any time soon because I'd eat them all lol

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  14. This looks divine!!!!!!!! May be trying this out soon! ;)

    ...What diet...??

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  15. This DOES look like the best cupcake ever! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  16. It's a darn good thing I don't like baking or else I'd be in big trouble. I've already seen two yummy dessert recipes today.

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  17. Oh wow. I will just stare at this longingly, because I do not have the self control to make them :)

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  18. Sooo... I pretty much need a cupcake, like now! Thanks, Faith. Haha! Looks yummy! :)

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  19. My oh my... That looks and sounds amazing! I'm gonna have to make this! My mouth is watering!

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  20. You are a mean, evil person!!!! #thatisall

    T.

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  21. HOLY to the MOLY that looks GOOD.

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  22. This cupcake looks perfectly mouth watering! I want one right now. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I will definitely be following you on bloglovin. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  23. DEE-licious!

    I am so excited to follow your blog!
    It is just beautiful and adorable!

    i hope you follow back so we can stay in touch!

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  24. My mouth is watering. Must.Have.This.

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  25. why...why...why... would you post such a recipe when you know we're all trying to watch out calories?! lol rude Faith... so rude...haha.

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  26. I'm DEFINITELY making these! Thank you for the recipe! Also, you're looking good---gym is doing your body really good! :)

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  27. Chocoloate truffles inside a cupcake... this might be too good not to try :)

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  28. That looks awesome!! :) Soooo delicious.

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  29. these are ridiculous! I've made them a few times... 14 weight watchers points each or 500 calories each... crazy but delicious and totally worth it!!

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