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Double KISSES Chocolate Cupcakes

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
30 cupcakes

How do you top off the perfect dessert? With HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolate, of course. This recipe creates chocolate cupcakes filled with HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates and adds a chocolate kiss at the peak of the vanilla frosting for good measure.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • About 60
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
  • 1 2/3 cups
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups
    water

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Muffin Cup Tin 2-1/2-Inch Muffin Cup Tin
Muffin Cups Muffin Cups
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack
1

Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2

Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each.

3

Bake 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost as desired. Place another chocolate piece on top of each cupcake.

Tip

Try with different flavored KISSES Brand Candies.

Vanilla Frosting: Beat 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter, 1/4 cup shortening and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in large bowl. Add 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until creamy. Add 3 cups powdered sugar alternately with 3 to 4 tablespoons milk, beating to spreading consistency. About 2-1/3 cups frosting.

Additional questions?