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Double KISSES Chocolate Cupcakes

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
30 cupcakes

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 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 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.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened

  • 1 2/3 cups

    sugar

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup
  • 1 1/4 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 1/4 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1 1/3 cups

    water

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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Muffin Cup Tin
2-1/2-Inch Muffin Cup Tin
Muffin Cups
Muffin Cups
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper
Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

Tip

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.

Additional questions?