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M&M Cupcakes


Description:

Makes 15 cupcakes


Ingredients:

Milk Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup hot water

M&M Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup M&M Candies, blended to a coarse dust

Instructions:

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together in stand mixer, beating until light, 1-2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. In microwave or over a double boiler melt the milk chocolate.
  5. Stir the chocolate into the butter mixture.
  6. Add the flour mixture and sour cream in alternating increments, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Slowly add in hot water and stir until smooth.
  9. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake 15-17 minutes until tops are set and spring back to the touch.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack.

M&M Frosting

  1. In blender or food processor crush M&M candies until they are a coarse dust.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and then beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in crushed M&Ms and beat until evenly incorporated.
  4. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.

Notes:

if you prefer a softer frosting, add milk, 1 teaspoon at at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

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