What’s the perfect topping for chocolate cupcakes? A HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate Candy, of course! With HERSHEY’S Cocoa and HERSHEY’S KISSES on hand, you can whip up some of the most delectable Double KISSES Chocolate Cupcakes, whether you're having a birthday party, celebrating the holidays or just need a sweet treat to brighten your week. Once you've baked these sweet Double KISSES Chocolate Cupcakes for dessert, swirl on a dollop of vanilla icing and place individual HERSHEY’S KISSES on top. Voila! You have scrumptious treats to share with friends, family, co-workers and classmates. For another fantastic filled cupcake idea, try these Cookies 'n' Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes.
Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each.
Bake 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost as desired. Place another chocolate piece on top of each cupcake.
Try with different flavored KISSES Brand Candies.
Vanilla Frosting: Beat 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter, 1/4 cup shortening and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large bowl. Add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until creamy. Add 3 cups powdered sugar alternately with 3 to 4 tablespoons milk, beating to spreading consistency. About 2-1/3 cups frosting.
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