Chocolate Cupcakes with Cheesecake Pudding Filling

It’s a deep chocolate cupcake with a homemade vanilla pudding filling and a chocolate frosting.

 

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cheesecake Pudding Filling Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. hot water
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. vegetable oil
1 Tbl. distilled vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cheesecake Filling:
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. Cheesecake instant pudding mix
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting:
1/4 c. (4 Tbl.) unsalted butter
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 c. + 2 Tbl. heavy whipping cream (no substitutes)
2 Tbl. sour cream (I used light)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin tin with paper liners and spray with cooking spray.  

For the cupcakes: In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  In a separate bowl, combine hot water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee and vanilla; stir together and add to dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined.  A few lumps are okay.  Divide between muffin cups, filling 2/3 full with batter.  Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and top springs back when lightly touched.  Makes around 12-14 cupcakes.  Allow to cool completely.

For the Filling:  In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix, milk and vanilla and whisk together until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.

For the Frosting:  Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir in the sugar, cocoa and instant coffee.  Combine whipping cream, sour cream and vanilla and stir into sugar mixture.  Stir until smooth and creamy (mine had a few small lumps that I couldn’t get out).  Continue heating until sugar is dissolved.  Do not boil.  Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool for several hours or until it’s thick and fudgy looking.  It will happen, just be patient.

Source : allrecipes.Com

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