• Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar

    Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar

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    American Heritage® Chocolate's favorite chocolate cupcakes with a twist.

    • 2/3 cup American Heritage® Finely Grated Chocolate Drink
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2 cups buttermilk or whole milk
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • Orange Buttercream Frosting
    • Ingredients:
    • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon orange extract
    • Orange food coloring (if desired)
    • Orange rind for garnish
    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F Grease cupcake pan. (Bake cupcakes without liners.)

    Step 2

    Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

    Step 3

    In a saucepan bring the buttermilk, sugar and butter to a simmer. Cook until the sugar and butter both dissolve.

    Step 4

    Remove from the heat, stir in the chocolate and mix until it dissolves.

    Step 5

    Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until incorporated.

    Step 6

    Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

    Step 7

    Scoop the batter into the cupcake pan, filling them about 2/3 full.

    Step 8

    Bake until the center is firm and cake tester inserted comes out clean, about 16 minutes.

    Step 9

    Spoon Chocolate Sauce (find recipe on site) in a 3" diameter x 4" tall jar so that it is approximately 1/2" high.

    Step 10

    Place the unlined cupcake into the jar (without frosting). Then frost the cupcake (using a pastry bag if desired). Garnish with an orange rind.

    Step 11

    Seal jar. Attach a disposable wooden spoon to the jar with raffia or ribbbon, if desired.

    Step 12

    Directions for Orange Buttercream Frosting:

    In a small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, orange extract, and milk. (Add food coloring at this time if using.)

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