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Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Desserts
Subcategory: children, eggless


Recipe Details:

4 tbsp water
4 tbsp cornstarch
6 tablespoons butter
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated low-fat milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine 4 tbsp water and 4 tbsp cornstarch in a bowl and whisk until combined. (This takes the place of the eggs in this recipe)

To prepare cupcakes, place butter and chocolate in a saucepan and cook over low heat. Stir until chocolate melts. Stir in granulated sugar, water, and vanilla. Add water/cornstarch mixture, stirring with a whisk to combine.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring until smooth. Place 18 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; spoon batter evenly into lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

To prepare icing, melt 1/4 cup butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add milk, and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Working quickly, spread each cupcake with about 1 1/2 tablespoons frosting.
Serves 18

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Comments on this recipe

Sara said:
My cupcakes sank in the middle. How do you prevent this from happening?