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Box of Chocolates Cupcakes Recipe

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Who wants a regular box of chocolates when you can have these decadent chocolate cupcakes? I made this yummy Box of Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe for you on this Christmas. I think this could be a great gift for a special someone at any time of the year.

55% would make again

24 Servings
Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes Recipe
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) devil's food cake mix
1-1/3 cups strong brewed coffee
3 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, divided
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups whipped topping

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
2-1/2 teaspoons corn syrup, divided
Paste food coloring of your choice

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes Recipe

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, coffee, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly stir the chocolate, sugar and 3 tablespoons coffee until smooth. Remove from the heat (mixture will be thick). Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the bowl, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until mixture reaches 160°.
  • Divide mixture among three small bowls. Into one bowl, stir orange juice concentrate. Stir hazelnut spread and cream into another; stir remaining coffee into the third bowl. Fold 1/2 cup of whipped topping into each. Chill for 10 minutes.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a very small tip. Fill with one filling flavor. Push the tip through the bottoms of the paper liners to fill eight cupcakes. Repeat with remaining fillings and cupcakes.
  • For ganache, place chocolates in separate small bowls. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour 1/2 cup cream over bittersweet chocolate; pour remaining cream over white chocolate. Whisk chocolate mixtures until smooth.
  • Stir 2 teaspoons corn syrup into bittersweet ganache and 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup into white ganache. Cool, stirring occasionally, to room temperature or until ganache thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Dip tops of cupcakes in bittersweet ganache. Tint white ganache as desired; pipe designs over tops. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To fill the cupcake, insert the tip of the pastry bag into the cupcake, squeezing genty to fill, until the top of the cupcake expands slightly. See photo

To quickly frost the cupcakes, place ganache in a shallow glass bowl. Dip the top of each cupcake into the ganache, twist slightly and lift up. See photo

Editor's Note: Look for chocolate hazelnut spread in the peanut butter section.

Nutrition Facts:
  • 1 cupcake equals 285 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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