Chocolate Cupcakes with Mile High Chocolate Frosting!

Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a song

And I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high
So won't you try to come? 

- Norah Jones

I loved this song when I was young..I still hum it as I go about my day( yes, I have a tendency for humming for no reason at all, bonkers, aint I? ;) I hum this when I am in my garden..and yup.. I sing it when I am cooking too!

And with the dessert I just made, it really did take me away to a "field where the yellow grass grows knee high"...on a cloudy day....and I am sitting hand in hand (ahem!) with DaddyLongLegs and digging into this delicious delicious petite lil thing...

Wondering whats this dreamy thing I made that made me hum and sing and dance and jig..all at once!!?

I did it.
I finally did.
I baked my first ever cupcakes...and my first ever frosting...perfectly!!

I,your darling S, hereby declare myself as a firm believer of "Beginner's Luck".

Jokes aside, these cupcakes were simply perfect!
They were moist and delicious, a little gooey (Just how I like them) and chocolatey..
The frosting was the stuff chocolates and buttery dreams are made of...creamy, fluff like a cotton cloud..and Oh so decadent!

  And nope there no such thing as too much least not in my books !
And if such a travesty does exist in your world, I suggest you stay a thousand miles away from this particularly sinful post...coz I am all set to take you to a parallel universe where time freezes..and the only two things existing are you and this delight of a cupcake!!

I don't cook on Sundays. I simply take a break from all the cooking...and relax. But today I found myself trying my hands at this much oohed and aahed over recipe by
This gal, Sally is simply amazing!! There is no other word to describe the goodness that she comes up with.. and though I did change the recipe to my taste, its basically taken from her wonderful beautiful blog; she in turn had sourced it from the JoyofBaking...Now don't we all love that one !!?? :)

This is how she describes it "you’re getting chocolate on top of chocolate. Sorry, but I’m not sorry."
Well Sally, my dear.. neither am I.

Its a totally decadent,rich,moist, creamy, fluffy chocolate frosting that simply takes you into a chocolate stupor...Yes, I did need something to cut back on it, so I added my old and trusted aide of mint essence, and enjoyed ..nah...gluttonously devoured them with butterscotch ice cream...

Please make these at the earliest..
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but with THIS, you will find yourself lodged permanently on a high pedestal in his heart..

Live a little ...Live Dangerously... 
Take a Guilty Sinful Trip to the wonder land of Chocolatey Heaven.... 
Come Away With Me.....
 PS: I am taking that frosting with the cupcake as a side!! ;)


Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe of cupcakes by Joyofbaking.
My twist, sprinkle few choco chips on top of the cup cakes and adding a little orange zest to the dough.Just about 1 1/2 tsp.

Creamy Nutella Frosting

  • Make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line 14 muffin cups with liners.
  • Over high heat, bowl the water in a small saucepan. Pour the unsweetened cocoa powder into a medium sized bowl and mix with boiling water until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature by placing in the refrigerator as you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric hand or stand mixer, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat only until *just* combined. In a steady stream, add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full with batter. Bake for 16-19 minutes, keeping an eye on them to avoid even the slightest burning (which will lend dry cupcakes). My cupcakes took 17 minutes and a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool before frosting.
  • Make the frosting: 
  • Beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. You want a very creamy base before adding anything else. 
  •  Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and continue to beat on medium speed. The mixture will be fairly thick. 
  • Add the Nutella and continue to beat on medium speed. Add 3 Tablespoons of heavy cream and the peppermint essence.
  • Add 2 heaped tablesspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder(good quality plssss).
  •  If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream (1 Tablespoon measurements at a time). If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar (1/4 cup measurements at a time). Taste the frosting and add salt to cut the sweetness. I added about 1/4 teaspoon of salt to mine.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes with frosting and decorate with candies as desired.

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