Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m terrible about remembering to document my steps… so this will only have photos of the finished product… hopefully I’ll get the hang of this blogging thing soon! 😳

I made the cupcake recipe as was published (the link is below). It was fine. I wasn’t super wowed by it, but it will do the job as a basic chocolate cupcake.

I did not, however, use their frosting recipe; I used my own (which I will include below). Overall a pretty good combination. Be aware that my frosting recipe uses less sugar than many standard recipes call for, so it will be a somewhat tangy frosting, especially with the addition of the cocoa powder.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 Sticks of butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
  • 1.5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • .5 cup of cocoa powder

Cream together butter and cream cheese. Mix well after the addition of each of the following ingredients: add vanilla, add powdered sugar, add cocoa powder (for a swirl frosting — as pictured — remove 1/2 the frosting before adding the cocoa powder).

*If you want a more sweet frosting add an extra .5 cup of powdered sugar to the recipe above.

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