Thursday, May 26, 2011

Devilishly Good Chocolate Cupcakes

After several weeks without having a chance to bake, I finally got back to it this week. It felt good to be at it again! I decided to start off slow and easy, especially since it was another busy week and because I will be making lots of desserts for our family get together this weekend. I've been saving this recipe for a while now. I have no idea why because it's so easy it's ridiculous. It only uses two ingredients and totals one Weight Watcher point, if you follow the diet. I added icing and chocolate chips just because I knew my kids would want something extra.



Devilishly Good Chocolate Cupcakes


1 box Devil's Food chocolate cake
15 oz pumpkin puree
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat cake mix and pumpkin together until blended. Add chocolate chips if desired. Batter will be thick.

Line muffin pan with cupcake liners. Fill cups 3/4 full.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Makes about 24 cupcakes.


Icing:

6 tablespoons softened butter
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until blended. Add milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with cupcakes"
-unknown

8 comments:

southernlady64 said...

I am going to copy this for my son. He is on weightwatchers and has lost close to a hundred pounds. He won't eat at my house. lol. Not much anyway. He will love this recipe. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Wow, that is impressive! I can understand why he won't eat at your home. All that good food would be so hard to resist.

I hope he enjoys the recipe. Have a great holiday!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Wow, another delicious recipe! You should compile a cookbook.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thank you, Sweet! If only I was that talented. Though I could ask the services of any number of very talented writers I know through my blog, ahem.... ;)

Jamie Ferraioli said...

pumpkin puree? How interesting! This looks tasty. Now that I have more counter space in my new place, I want to get back to making some baked goods!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Jamie! Baking in new kitchen is fun.

Beth said...

Mmmm...these look wonderful. And such an interesting ingredient with the pumpkin! I guess it would make them very moist and, of course, more nutritious.

I'm so happy that your brother made it safely home, Mary Ann.

(And, as always, I love your quote.)

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Beth, thank you! Yes, those cupcakes turned out very moist and I don't feel too guilty eating one (or three!)